Describe a choice made by a character in the novel. Why did the character make this choice? Was his or her action justified?
Just in chapter 7, Equality walked right into the meeting of the World Council of Scholars to show them his new invention. They immediately rejected Equality’s invention and seemed in fact scared of it.
“Many men in the Homes of the Scholars have had strange new ideas in the past… but when the majority of their brother Scholars voted against them, they abandoned their ideas, as all men must.”
I think this shows Equality alone, with his own thoughts. Realizing that what he had made was for his own sake, not for the others.
The scholars tell him that what is not thought by all men cannot be true and they could not achieve anything alone. As Equality runs away and ends up in a forest, he seems to realize that what he has made is not for everyone, but for himself. I think that him being alone, in his own thought, made him realize that what he has made was for his own sake. Although that troubles his earlier belief in showing the light bulb to the World Council for everyone’s good. I believe that this is when Rand is trying to show us how Equality has changed his point of views and how he is accepting himself.