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why does the council of vocations assign equality the job of street sweeper?in chapter 1

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jfloresjeannette | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 3, 2011 at 12:10 PM via web

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why does the council of vocations assign equality the job of street sweeper?

in chapter 1

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amerie | College Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted December 24, 2011 at 3:45 AM (Answer #1)

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He shows signs of intelligence and motivation - things which would be rewarded in a capitalist society, but which are unacceptable when trying to control people and put them in their place.  He is assigned as a street sweeper so he doesn't think.

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