What are traits of Equality in Anthem?

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Equality 7-2521 is intelligent, independent, passionate, and stubborn.  He stands out from others in every way.

Equality 7-2521 speaks in the third person, but he is neither royalty nor crazy.  He belongs to a society where the individual is considered only part of the collective.  He is not supposed to have an identity of his own, and not supposed to stand out or be different.

When the reader is first introduced to Equality 7-2521, we learn that he is physically different from others.

We are twenty-one years old. We are six feet tall, and this is a burden, for there are not many men who are six feet tall.  (Ch. 1)

Equality’s bones are not the only problem he has. ...

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