The Question and Answer section for Anthem is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Prometheus valued mankind and gave gifts to mortals in the guise of knowledge; brickmaking, carpentry, astronomy, and the alphabet. Equality is looking for the meaning of these things and studying the things that had been pushed aside.......
What point in the novel are you referring to and what is your question?
Equality 7-2521 does not accept his role as a street sweeper. He invents things, like electricity, in secret. He is always thinking of ideas and science that would have the ability to change things in society.