1.) How does the opening scene of Chapter Six contrast with the closing of Chapter Five?

difference between chapter 5 and 6

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At the end of Chapter Five Equality 7-2521 is so excited about his light bulb discovery that he begins to believe in a better world. He thinks the Scholars will see his invention at the conference and his sins will be forgiven. He begins to feel his own body and even longs to see his reflection. Ironically his excitement makes him late getting back to the Home of the Street Sweepers. Equality 7-2521 refuses to give up his discovery and he finds himself stripped and whipped in the Palace of Corrective Detention. The contrast of Equality 7-2521’s fantasy of hope with the realities of the vicious autocratic hell that he lives under becomes painfully clear.