Who is Equality 7-2521? And what sets him off on his path of discovery, driving him to confront his society’s most deeply held beliefs? This lesson is the second of four in which you’ll study the story of Anthem, chapter by chapter, and analyze the character of its hero, Equality 7-2521.

Here you’ll focus on Chapters 2, 3, and 4, in which Equality 7-2521 meets Liberty 5-3000. As their relationship develops, and as he makes progress on his secret scientific work, Equality 7-2521 confronts challenging questions about the beliefs of his society.

Spoiler alert: This lesson assumes that students have read Anthem.