Firstly, Equality’s invention was rejected because he had flouted all the laws. He has defied the street sweeper role assigned to him by the Council of Vocations and decided to venture into matters in the field designated to the Council of scholars. By demonstrating the contents of his glass box, Equality had gone against the grain in thinking he was wiser than everybody else and inventing a life changing phenomenon for mankind.
Secondly, it was expressed that Equality’s invention would destroy the department of candles whose benefits everybody proclaimed. By no means would they abandon that which benefits all men for a false declaration by one man who has anyway, broken all laws.
Thirdly, it was argued that since no other person shared Equality’s thoughts, then his invention was false. They upheld a philosophy that for an idea to be proclaimed as true, it must be thought of by all men. Alongside that, since Equality ventured in this discovery alone, then it must have negative implications as it goes against their belief that for something to be good, everybody must take part in it.
Lastly, Equality’s invention was deemed to be the ultimate evil as it would undermine the sole purpose of man, which is to toil for other men because it would ease their burden.