Like any other book dystopian city, there always is one protagonist that doesn't conform to the city and its environment. In this book, Equality 7-2521, a.k.a. The Unconquered, is the protagonist that had the courage to think in a new matter. "The secrets of this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who will seek them."(Part 3) He doesn't agree that the Council of Scholars knows everything and there is nothing more to know because he found secrets of nature that the Council of Scholar doesn't know. This can be connected with communism in USSR because some people conformed and other didn't. Ayn Rand didn't conform since her family left Russia after the beginning of the Bolshevik Revolution. They most likely left because they didn't want to get involved in the chaos but they probably didn't agree with the idea of communism. This dystopia is similar to the USSR since they function in similar ways. The Council of Scholars have the power and the people are equally treated. There is no difference in people since their lives were the same: work for the country and earn your reward. This is quite similar in the book and Soviet Russia. The author is obviously trying to shape how it would look like if one decided to take risk and think differently.