Anthem: Novel Summary: Chapter 6

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In this chapter, Equality 7-2521 explains how he has been caught skipping the mandatory theatre session by arriving late to the Home of the Street Sleepers one night.  When he is interrogated by the authorities, he refuses to tell them where he was and is consequently ordered to serve time in the Palace of Corrective Detention.  Here he is whipped and beaten, but soon he escapes the unguarded prison, reiterating to himself and the reader his plan to take his invention to the Home of Scholars. 

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