Summary of the novel “We” EI Zamyatin

Summary of the novel “We” EI Zamyatin

Record 1-st

The author gives an announcement in the newspaper about the completion of the construction of the first Integral, which is designed to unite the cosmic worlds under the rule of the One State. From the enthusiastic comment of the author it follows that the Unified State is the state of the future, encompassing the entire globe and based on the just and immutable principles of mathematics. The author intends to write a poem praising the wise policy of the One State.

Record 2nd

The author observes the movement of building devices cleared from the clouds of the sky and admires the aesthetic mechanisms. The movement of machines is fine, because it embodies absolute unfreedom – a symbol of higher order. People in an orderly world carry numerical designations and are called “numbers”. The author, whose number is D-503, recalls the meeting in the museum with the woman I-330, surprised by his reaction to the picture of the 20th century. In the woman there was something that did not fit into the usual equations, so the author got very heated, answering her questions.

Record 3rd

Realizing that his poem may not be completely understandable to the “wild” reader, the author gives some explanations regarding the life of his era on planet Earth. Similarly, a man of the XX century. would explain to the savage what a jacket is. To begin with, the author explains the basics – such as the Hourly Tablet, Personal

Clock, Maternal Norm, Green Wall, Benefactor. All these are various restrictions, timetables and barriers that make a person’s behavior strictly controlled. The scientific regulation of a way of life allows to save a life, therefore it is so important for all mankind. Great travels, discoveries of “different Americans” and other outstanding events of the past actually carried chaos and led to the slow death of millions.

Record 4th

The author attends a lecture, to which he invited a mysterious woman I-330. Everything seems suspicious to him: it’s unclear where the stranger knew that he had an outfit for this lecture; it is unclear why the criticism of the past epochs seems empty and empty; game I-330 on an ancient piano does not cause at first laughter. And nevertheless, the author starts laughing along with everyone over the art of antiquity, considering the inspiration of epilepsy. Only the music of mathematical harmony is truly beautiful. Be – the author meets with his beloved woman, who wants some changes from him, but can not explain what exactly she needs. The author is indignant at his girlfriend.

Recording 5th

The author complains about his “square” position, when it is necessary to explain to the reader capital truths such as that at the square all angles are equal. It is explained that the well-being of the inhabitants of the United State was established after mankind, at the cost of colossal sacrifices, overcame two masters of the former world – Hunger and Love. Victory over hunger was possible when people gave up bread and switched to oil food. Victory over love was reduced to a strict regulation of intimate life on the basis of medical and biological indicators. Thanks to this “number” of freedom from jealousy, envy, heartache. At the time of writing these lines, the author confesses that he is confused by an “x inside”. The author’s thoughts penetrate the seditious suspicion that not all passions and vibrations are taken under control.

Record 6th

The author receives an invitation from I-330 to see an old house that has been preserved since time immemorial. Against the will, submitting to the mysterious “X”, the D-503 flew to the meeting place. Having been with this woman in the old house, he realized that she was enjoying the mess of the past life and wanted to share her pleasure with someone else. The embarrassed author of all her replies responds monosyllabically and monotonously, most often with the word “clear.” I-330 asks the D-503 to delay, but he refuses and intends to report a breach of order to the Guardians’ Bureau. However, then he postpones the execution of his idea, justifying himself that ahead of 24 hours.

Record 7th

After a hard night, when the D-503 first dreamed in his life, he woke up with certainty that he was sick. However, the cheerful rise of neighbors, visible through the transparent walls, had an effect on him. The author praises the system of the “ancient” American Taylor, which, incidentally, this prophet did not think to extend to all spheres of life. The author is determined to go to the Guardians’ Bureau, but 0-90 expresses the idea that he is sick, and the D-503 willingly uses this loophole. Nevertheless, he considered it his duty to explain that the spies of the present day and the spies of the past are as different as the smell of the lily of the valley and the smell of bleached. 0-90 tries to influence the author, change his attitude to things.

Record 8th

The author compares his state with childish horror in front of an irrational root. D-503 is convinced that he has something inside that looks like a square root of minus one. The author again intended to go to the bureau, but this was first “disturbed by the root,” and then the appearance of the poet R-13. The poet invites to visit. D-503 is not particularly pleasant to the poet’s society, since he has a “brave logic”. However, the author is now difficult to remain alone with himself, so the creator of the Integrator agreed. The poet’s nervous conversation about the rational and irrational causes confusion in the thoughts of D-503.

Record 9th

D-503 is present at the celebration of the victory of the sum over the unit, held in the square of Cuba. The author experiences a delight comparable to what the ancients experienced during their “meaningless” liturgies. At the feast there is a convict and a Benefactor. On the sign of the Benefactor, a poet appears before the audience. In his verse, written by the iamb, this “number” sings the wise structure of their world and stigmatizes those who do not recognize the wisdom of the mathematical order. After this poet unexpectedly before the public comes another – R-13. He, over-anxious and as if willy-nilly, reads a poem written by the priestess about the crime. After the recitation of the verses, the turn of execution takes place. As the executioner himself acts as the Benefactor: “with a cast-iron hand” he launches the Machine, which destroys a person with a powerful electric discharge.

Record of the 10th

The next day the D-503 receives a letter from I-330 – a notice informing her that she received a ticket for the evening with him. The author is confused, since he must have a date with 0-90, and besides, he is afraid of this woman with the “X” inside. And yet he comes to her, speaks timidly and monosyllabicly as always, listens more, as if turning into a membrane – a device for listening to street conversations. I-330 furnishes the meeting in an old fashion: puts on a dress, pours a liqueur, lights a cigarette. The author is scared: smoking and drinking alcohol is punishable by death. The woman is sure that D-503 will not report on her, she treats him with liqueur. Inside the “number D-503” someone seemed to wake up, wild and primitive. The D-503 stopped at the I-330 in excess of the required,

Record 11th

The author is again visited by a poet friend. He is not himself, complains that he is tired of writing about sentences. However, it is impossible to get out of stereotypes, so the more joyful, satisfying verses composes in the same spirit. Randomly it turns out that R-13 is familiar with I-330. The poet laughed at the situation in which the author turned out, but tried to console himself with the assurance that “he understands everything.” Then the poet left, leaving the D-503 alone with himself.

Record 12th

The author is absorbed in reading poems of a friend poet. The praise of the multiplication table and the orderly life of their world leads the D-503 to delight. He regains rest and becomes “himself”, that is, the former. The author is deeply pacified that his thoughts have once again accepted the previous course.

Record 13th

The beginning of the new day was spoiled because of the high clouds: such before, almost never happened in the United State. When the D-503 was hurrying to work, he received a call from the I-330. The woman called him to her, convinced that he would obey and come. D-503 submissively comes and instead of conceived reading of notations admits that he loves fog. The author is well, although anxiously in the fog alone with this woman, who first turned to him for “you.” She escorts him to the clinic, where a familiar doctor writes out a certificate of illness for them so that they will not be punished for absenteeism. Then they retire to the old house, where the woman mysteriously disappears.

Record of the 14th

In the evening, at the personal hour, 0-90 comes to the D-503. She suspects something. “You are not the same, you are not mine,” she says. A woman is offended by the coldness of the author and leaves him. D-503 understands that I-330 has deprived his friends, but for some reason he is not angry with her.

Record 15th

Arriving on the next day to work, the author learns that in his absence a violator was caught in the boathouse – “a man without a number”. Now an unknown person is being tortured in a gas bell – of course, for the benefit of the state. The author plunges into rhythmic work on the construction of Integral, as if in a mirror sea. At some point his life again comes in the usual rut. However, he is forced to hide his eyes from everyone. D-503 understands that it does not fit into the usual rhythm, what causes the amazement of others.

Record 16th

The author is absorbed in thoughts about I-330, about her mysterious disappearance. She was supposed to come on a date, but she did not come, and now the D-503 suffers with jealousy. He tries to reach her, then goes to her. The author who has remained at the wrong time on the street is noticed, but not punished, but taken to the clinic. There, doctors find D-503 a dangerous disease – it formed a soul. A person without a soul is a reflecting mirror; a person with a soul does not reflect, but absorbs, captures forever. The doctor gives a certificate of the disease, advises more to walk, but says it as if with some kind of guile. The author learns that there are many like him. The Single State is embraced by the epidemic.

Record of the 17th

The author strolls, as doctors said. He wonders if the animals from which the Green Wall fenced off can be happy. Then it turns out at the old house and it is accepted to ask the guardian if I-330 did not appear here. Receiving an affirmative answer, the D-503 rushes into the house. However, S appears in the house, from which the author hurries to hide. D-503 hides in the closet, which turns out to be an elevator: the car takes the author somewhere down. Here he first discovers a familiar doctor, and then – I-330. A woman appoints him a new date. In the author’s head, confusion, he does not know whether everything really happened or is a dream.

Record of the 18th

The author describes his experiences and thoughts about a strange disease. He does not understand why one can not cope with the soul. It is not clear what a soul is and why it is difficult to describe mathematically. In a perfect world, mathematics is never wrong – like death. D-503 receives a letter from 0-90, which informs that it refuses the scheduled appointment with him. She is sure that this is the best for D. And the author is also sure of this, although he will not understand why.

Record of the 19th

Ten people were killed in the Integral tests, but no one regretted it, since 10 “numbers” for the One State are infinitesimal of the third order. When, after a day’s work, the D-503 was at home, an unfamiliar number came to him, which brought a letter from I-330. The woman says that she will come at a personal hour. The author is again in disarray, it seems to him wrong, but he can not resist. Then the D-503 lectures on childbirth, but the speaker does not hear the words – absorbed in external events: 0-90 saves the child being shown, which almost fell off the table. In the evening she is at home with the D-503 with the intention of forever saying goodbye to him, but at the same time wants to give birth to a child from him. The author attributes the coupon I-330 to the Yu attendant to stay alone with O.

Recording 20th

The author becomes indifferent to the fate of 0-90, like his own. He will even be happy if O falls under the bell and calls the name D-503 as an “accomplice”. The author reflects on human rights: the gram can not balance a ton, so the unit gets the duties, and the mass gets the rights. And all the Benefactor left behind each unit an inviolable right to incur punishment for a misdemeanor. The author is afraid that the “wild” readers will not understand him, they will put a minus sign in place of the plus sign. Similarly, describing the circle, the person returns to zero, but on the other hand. And zero is perceived differently, as a certain cliff. Humanity left the night bank of the zero cliff and moored to the day shore, where the United State is.

Recording 21st

The author again seeks meetings with I-330 and flies to an old house, as he considers it his duty to disclose all the “unknowns” in this “equation.” The city from below looks like the D-503 swell of ice. The old keeper did not want to let the author in, but he insisted on his own. He does not find anyone in the house, only S. watching him. Returning to his room, D-503 receives Yu’s attendant on duty. She tells how the children painted a caricature of her and she decided to severely punish them, because the best love is cruelty. The author agrees with her.

Record 22nd

During the walk, the author witnesses how a woman stood up for a young man who violated

Rules and punishable by an electric whip. D-503 for a moment recognized in the woman I-330 and hurried to her aid, but then realized that he had indicated himself and was even ready to shout “hold her!”. The guards grabbed the author, but then released him, because he is considered ill. D-503 re-enters the thought that personal consciousness is just a disease.

Record of the 23rd

The author receives a pink ticket: I-330 will come to him at a personal hour. D-503 experiences an “abnormal” fun, he compares himself to a crystal that dissolves from happiness. But at the same time he is sad because of the fact that a beloved woman always keeps something secret. She promises that she will soon tell him everything that he needs to know. After I-330 leaves.

Record of the 24th

The author derives a formula that connects love and death together. Death is the limit of the function of love, but despite this, the D-503 craves love. Near Day of Unanimity, as beautiful as the Passover of the Ancients. On that day, it was supposed to give the Benefactor the keys to happiness, that is, to vote for him. The author again tries to adjust life to the usual way, but in vain. Late in the evening, he called I-330 and asked her to meet. She refused, saying that the next day the D-503 would understand everything.

Record of the 25th

At the elections the author is very nervous. Although he is delighted with the appearance of the Benefactor, but inside of him is restless. The worry only increases when the D-503 sees the I-330, the R-13 and the Spy S together. On the vote the author raises his hand “for”. When the turn comes to vote “against”, but sees thousands of hands, and among them – the hand of I-330. The crowd rushes to those who voted “wrong.” The poet carries a heavily wounded I-330 in his arms, but the author rushes at him and forcibly takes her into his arms to save him.

Record 26th

The keepers tried to hush up the incident, life went into the usual course. Only on the walls appeared, like a rash, some papers with incomprehensible letters “Mephi”. The author helped to break one of these pieces of paper to his guardian angel S. The D-503 expects to meet with the I-330, feels an incomprehensible internal heat, as if its temperature is -41 degrees. On the boat, the author notices a piece of paper with the inscription “Mephi” and bursts into laughter, causing confusion among those around.

Record 27th

The author again visits the dungeon of an old house, where he meets with I-330. She led him through the underpass to the Green Wall – into the wild world. D-503 is dizzy. A woman and an unknown doctor from where they appear lead him to a clearing. Here gathered 300 people, who can no longer be called “numbered”. The woman tells them that the D-503 is the builder of the Integral and he will help them fly off on Integral to other worlds. Everyone is full of fun, only the author for a moment suspected that among these people a spy was crouching.

Record 28th

The next day I-330 comes home to the author. She is not allowed on duty, but D-503 rudely tells Yu to get out. I-330 tells about the life of forest people, whom the author saw. Describes their worship of energy in the form of antichrist, Mephi. At this time appears “flattened” with a message about the approach of protection. I-330 is not afraid of this, but is inferior to the insistent request of D to take care and hide. Guard, including S, checks the author’s papers, but finds only records praising the Benefactor. During the search, Yu is present, whose position is incomprehensible – whether she is a scammer or an intercessor.

Recording 29th

The author hurries on a date with I-330 – to the old house. On the way, he meets 0-90, whose belly is already noticeably rounded. Wanting to save her, he suggests that she turn to I-330 for help, because she felt pity for the first time. But 0-90 refuses to accept help from the rival’s hands and runs away. D-503 goes to the old house.

Record 30th

I-330 presents the author with a plan to capture the Integral for the revolution. He is perplexed, arguing with a woman. He is against the revolution – for static, in which he sees universal happiness. The woman proves that with peace, universal entropy, development ends and death begins. The true development is infinite, as the numbers are infinite. Finally, the author concedes and agrees.

Recording 31st

In the morning the author learns from newspapers that from now on the person is a machine-car: scientists had the opportunity to destroy the fantasy, which was an obstacle to full happiness. All residents of the Single State are driven to the Operation, during which they will be deprived of imagination. Because of the operation, the tests of Integral are broken, which means that the plan of its capture by people I-330 is also broken. The woman offers the author a choice: either one hundred percent happiness and a loss of imagination, or torment, but together with I-330. D-503 refuses “absolute happiness.” The capture of the Integral is postponed.

Record 32nd

While working on the boat, the author sees those who have been removed from the fantasy. They are agitating others to follow their example. D-503 hides from the guards, fearing that he too will be led to the operation. At this time he encounters 0-90, which begs to save her: she agrees to help I-330. However, the author notices the spy in time and leads 0-90 to the other side, loudly telling her about the forthcoming flight of Integral. D-503 leads 0-90 to his home and writes her a note, with which it was necessary to go to I-330.

Record 33rd

The author is preparing for a difficult step for him. He leaves the house and bids farewell to the reader.

Record 34th

The author is on the slipway, he pities the workers surrounding him, comparing them with three dismissals. Otpushchenniki are three numerals from the deep past, who were freed from all work for the sake of an experiment for a month, so those with unaccustomed life on the tenth day committed suicide. On board the Integral, the author notices people I-330 and understands that a dangerous struggle is continuing. But the conspirators were discovered, they failed to disrupt the tests.

Entry 35th

D-503 knows that the informer was Yu. He is looking for her around the city, wanting to kill. On the streets, he witnesses unrest. People rebel against “absolute happiness.” Upon returning home, the author manages to find Yu at his usual place. He tries to kill her, but at this time receives a call from the Benefactor, who immediately demands him to himself.

Recording 36th

The benefactor tries to exhort D-503. He suggests that violence against a person in the One State is seeming, in fact, it leads to happiness. The happiness of the masses for centuries has been built on violence, and even the Christian God can be compared to the executioner. The author laughs at the Benefactor and runs away from him. Wandering the streets like a half-sleep, D-503 dreams of having a mother.

Record of the 37th

During dinner in the dining room the author hears a roar. “Numera” run out into the street, not understanding anything. As it turned out, nepaimannye conspirators blew up the Wall. In the city were forest birds, the cries of which intensified the general panic. D-503 tried to find I-330 in this turmoil, but did not find it. He returned home and fell asleep.

Record 38th

D-503 woke up from the light falling on his face. I sat next to them. The author tried to explain everything to her. They said goodbye.

Record 39th

The author does not give rest to the words of the Benefactor that the D-503 was simply used, because he is the builder of Integral. Alarmed, the author goes to the Guardians’ Bureau. There he tells everything S, but then realizes that he is one of the rebels. D-503 runs from the Bureau and sits down in the subway, where he comes into dispute with an occasional fellow traveler who was prevented from bringing out the size of the “ultimate universe”. The author asks what is beyond the edge of the universe, if it is finite. But he did not have time to reply.

Recording 40th

The author and his neighbor were seized and subjected to operations to remove fantasy. The next day the D-503 appeared to the Benefactor and told everything he knew about the enemies of happiness. The keepers managed to catch I-330 and other rebels. In the presence of the author, the woman was tortured under the bell, but she did not say anything. Others could not stand torture and confessed. They were all sentenced to death. D-503 and his like there is a lot of work to put things in order on the streets. The wall is already recreated, and the author is convinced that the mind will win.

Record 1st.

The author gives an announcement in the newspaper about the completion of the construction of the first Integral, which is designed to unite the cosmic worlds under the rule of the One State. From the enthusiastic comment of the author it follows that the Unified State is the state of the future, encompassing the entire globe and based on the just and immutable principles of mathematics. The author intends to write a poem praising the wise policy of the One State.

Record 2nd.

The author observes the movement of building devices cleared from the clouds of the sky and admires the aesthetic mechanisms. The movement of machines is fine, because it embodies absolute unfreedom – a symbol of higher order. People in an orderly world carry numerical designations and are called “numbers”. The author, whose number is D-503, recalls the meeting in the museum with the woman I-330, surprised by his reaction to the picture of the 20th century. In the woman there was something that did not fit into the usual equations, so the author got very heated, answering her questions.

Record 3rd.

Realizing that his poem may not be completely understandable to the “wild” reader, the author gives some explanations regarding the life of his era on planet Earth. Similarly, a man of the XX century. would explain to the savage what a jacket is. To begin with, the author explains the basics – such as the Hourly Tablet, Personal Clock, Maternal Norm, Green Wall, Benefactor. All these are various restrictions, timetables and barriers that make a person’s behavior strictly controlled. The scientific regulation of a way of life allows to save a life, therefore it is so important for all mankind. Great travels, discoveries of “different Americans” and other outstanding events of the past actually carried chaos and led to the slow death of millions.

Record 4th.

The author attends a lecture, to which he invited a mysterious woman I-330. Everything seems suspicious to him: it’s unclear where the stranger knew that he had an outfit for this lecture; it is unclear why the criticism of the past epochs seems empty and empty; game I-330 on an ancient piano does not cause at first laughter. And nevertheless, the author starts laughing along with everyone over the art of antiquity, considering the inspiration of epilepsy. Only the music of mathematical harmony is truly beautiful. Be – the author meets with his beloved woman, who wants some changes from him, but can not explain what exactly she needs. The author is indignant at his girlfriend.

Record the 5th.

The author complains about his “square” position, when it is necessary to explain to the reader capital truths such as that at the square all angles are equal. It is explained that the well-being of the inhabitants of the United State was established after mankind, at the cost of colossal sacrifices, overcame two masters of the former world – Hunger and Love. Victory over hunger was possible when people gave up bread and switched to oil food. Victory over love was reduced to a strict regulation of intimate life on the basis of medical and biological indicators. Thanks to this “number” of freedom from jealousy, envy, heartache. At the time of writing these lines, the author confesses that he is confused by an “x inside”. The author’s thoughts penetrate the seditious suspicion that not all passions and vibrations are taken under control.

Record 6th.

The author receives an invitation from I-330 to see an old house that has been preserved since time immemorial. Against the will, submitting to the mysterious “X”, the D-503 flew to the meeting place. Having been with this woman in the old house, he realized that she was enjoying the mess of the past life and wanted to share her pleasure with someone else. The embarrassed author of all her replies responds monosyllabically and monotonously, most often with the word “clear.” I-330 asks the D-503 to delay, but he refuses and intends to report a breach of order to the Guardians’ Bureau. However, then he postpones the execution of his idea, justifying himself that ahead of 24 hours.

Record 7th.

After a hard night, when the D-503 first dreamed in his life, he woke up with certainty that he was sick. However, the cheerful rise of neighbors, visible through the transparent walls, had an effect on him. The author praises the system of the “ancient” American Taylor, which, incidentally, this prophet did not think to extend to all spheres of life. The author is determined to go to the Guardians’ Bureau, but 0-90 expresses the idea that he is sick, and the D-503 willingly uses this loophole. Nevertheless, he considered it his duty to explain that the spies of the present day and the spies of the past are as different as the smell of the lily of the valley and the smell of bleached. 0-90 tries to influence the author, change his attitude to things.

Recording 8th.

The author compares his state with childish horror in front of an irrational root. D-503 is convinced that he has something inside that looks like a square root of minus one. The author again intended to go to the bureau, but this was first “disturbed by the root,” and then the appearance of the poet R-13. The poet invites to visit. D-503 is not particularly pleasant to the poet’s society, since he has a “brave logic”. However, the author is now difficult to remain alone with himself, so the creator of the Integrator agreed. The poet’s nervous conversation about the rational and irrational causes confusion in the thoughts of D-503.

Record 9th.

D-503 is present at the celebration of the victory of the sum over the unit, held in the square of Cuba. The author experiences a delight comparable to what the ancients experienced during their “meaningless” liturgies. At the feast there is a convict and a Benefactor. On the sign of the Benefactor, a poet appears before the audience. In his verse, written by the iamb, this “number” sings the wise structure of their world and stigmatizes those who do not recognize the wisdom of the mathematical order. After this poet unexpectedly before the public comes another – R-13. He, over-anxious and as if willy-nilly, reads a poem written by the priestess about the crime. After the recitation of the verses, the turn of execution takes place. As the executioner himself acts as the Benefactor: “with a cast-iron hand” he launches the Machine, which destroys a person with a powerful electric discharge.

Record 10th.

The next day the D-503 receives a letter from I-330 – a notice informing her that she received a ticket for the evening with him. The author is confused, since he must have a date with 0-90, and besides, he is afraid of this woman with the “X” inside. And yet he comes to her, speaks timidly and monosyllabicly as always, listens more, as if turning into a membrane – a device for listening to street conversations. I-330 furnishes the meeting in an old fashion: puts on a dress, pours a liqueur, lights a cigarette. The author is scared: smoking and drinking alcohol is punishable by death. The woman is sure that D-503 will not report on her, she treats him with liqueur. Inside the “number D-503” someone seemed to wake up, wild and primitive. The D-503 stopped at the I-330 in excess of the required,

Record 11th.

The author is again visited by a poet friend. He is not himself, complains that he is tired of writing about sentences. However, it is impossible to get out of stereotypes, so the more joyful, satisfying verses composes in the same spirit. Randomly it turns out that R-13 is familiar with I-330. The poet laughed at the situation in which the author turned out, but tried to console himself with the assurance that “he understands everything.” Then the poet left, leaving the D-503 alone with himself.

Recording the 12th.

The author is absorbed in reading poems of a friend poet. The praise of the multiplication table and the orderly life of their world leads the D-503 to delight. He regains rest and becomes “himself”, that is, the former. The author is deeply pacified that his thoughts have once again accepted the previous course.

Record 13th.

The beginning of the new day was spoiled because of the high clouds: such before, almost never happened in the United State. When the D-503 was hurrying to work, he received a call from the I-330. The woman called him to her, convinced that he would obey and come. D-503 submissively comes and instead of conceived reading of notations admits that he loves fog. The author is well, although anxiously in the fog alone with this woman, who first turned to him for “you.” She escorts him to the clinic, where a familiar doctor writes out a certificate of illness for them so that they will not be punished for absenteeism. Then they retire to the old house, where the woman mysteriously disappears.

Recording 14-th.

In the evening, at the personal hour, 0-90 comes to the D-503. She suspects something. “You are not the same, you are not mine,” she says. A woman is offended by the coldness of the author and leaves him. D-503 understands that I-330 has deprived his friends, but for some reason he is not angry with her.

Record of the 15th.

Arriving on the next day to work, the author learns that in his absence a violator was caught in the boathouse – “a man without a number”. Now an unknown person is being tortured in a gas bell – of course, for the benefit of the state. The author plunges into rhythmic work on the construction of Integral, as if in a mirror sea. At some point his life again comes in the usual rut. However, he is forced to hide his eyes from everyone. D-503 understands that it does not fit into the usual rhythm, what causes the amazement of others.

Record the 16th.

The author is absorbed in thoughts about I-330, about her mysterious disappearance. She was supposed to come on a date, but she did not come, and now the D-503 suffers with jealousy. He tries to reach her, then goes to her. The author who has remained at the wrong time on the street is noticed, but not punished, but taken to the clinic. There, doctors find D-503 a dangerous disease – it formed a soul. A person without a soul is a reflecting mirror; a person with a soul does not reflect, but absorbs, captures forever. The doctor gives a certificate of the disease, advises more to walk, but says it as if with some kind of guile. The author learns that there are many like him. The Single State is embraced by the epidemic.

Record of the 17th.

The author strolls, as doctors said. He wonders if the animals from which the Green Wall fenced off can be happy. Then it turns out at the old house and it is accepted to ask the guardian if I-330 did not appear here. Receiving an affirmative answer, the D-503 rushes into the house. However, S appears in the house, from which the author hurries to hide. D-503 hides in the closet, which turns out to be an elevator: the car takes the author somewhere down. Here he first discovers a familiar doctor, and then – I-330. A woman appoints him a new date. In the author’s head, confusion, he does not know whether everything really happened or is a dream.

Recording the 18th.

The author describes his experiences and thoughts about a strange disease. He does not understand why one can not cope with the soul. It is not clear what a soul is and why it is difficult to describe mathematically. In a perfect world, mathematics is never wrong – like death. D-503 receives a letter from 0-90, which informs that it refuses the scheduled appointment with him. She is sure that this is the best for D. And the author is also sure of this, although he will not understand why.

Record of the 19th.

Ten people were killed in the Integral tests, but no one regretted it, since 10 “numbers” for the One State are infinitesimal of the third order. When, after a day’s work, the D-503 was at home, an unfamiliar number came to him, which brought a letter from I-330. The woman says that she will come at a personal hour. The author is again in disarray, it seems to him wrong, but he can not resist. Then the D-503 lectures on childbirth, but the speaker does not hear the words – absorbed in external events: 0-90 saves the child being shown, which almost fell off the table. In the evening she is at home with the D-503 with the intention of forever saying goodbye to him, but at the same time wants to give birth to a child from him. The author attributes the coupon I-330 to the Yu attendant to stay alone with O.

Recording is the 20th.

The author becomes indifferent to the fate of 0-90, like his own. He will even be happy if O falls under the bell and calls the name D-503 as an “accomplice”. The author reflects on human rights: the gram can not balance a ton, so the unit gets the duties, and the mass gets the rights. And all the Benefactor left behind each unit an inviolable right to incur punishment for a misdemeanor. The author is afraid that the “wild” readers will not understand him, they will put a minus sign in place of the plus sign. Similarly, describing the circle, the person returns to zero, but on the other hand. And zero is perceived differently, as a certain cliff. Humanity left the night bank of the zero cliff and moored to the day shore, where the United State is.

Recording the 21st.

The author again seeks meetings with I-330 and flies to an old house, as he considers it his duty to disclose all the “unknowns” in this “equation.” The city from below looks like the D-503 swell of ice. The old keeper did not want to let the author in, but he insisted on his own. He does not find anyone in the house, only S. watching him. Returning to his room, D-503 receives Yu’s attendant on duty. She tells how the children painted a caricature of her and she decided to severely punish them, because the best love is cruelty. The author agrees with her.

Record 22nd.

During the walk, the author witnesses how a woman stood up for a young man who violated

Rules and punishable by an electric whip. D-503 for a moment recognized in the woman I-330 and hurried to her aid, but then realized that he had indicated himself and was even ready to shout “hold her!”. The guards grabbed the author, but then released him, because he is considered ill. D-503 re-enters the thought that personal consciousness is just a disease.

Record of the 23rd.

The author receives a pink ticket: I-330 will come to him at a personal hour. D-503 experiences an “abnormal” fun, he compares himself to a crystal that dissolves from happiness. But at the same time he is sad because of the fact that a beloved woman always keeps something secret. She promises that she will soon tell him everything that he needs to know. After I-330 leaves.

Record 24th.

The author derives a formula that connects love and death together. Death is the limit of the function of love, but despite this, the D-503 craves love. Near Day of Unanimity, as beautiful as the Passover of the Ancients. On that day, it was supposed to give the Benefactor the keys to happiness, that is, to vote for him. The author again tries to adjust life to the usual way, but in vain. Late in the evening, he called I-330 and asked her to meet. She refused, saying that the next day the D-503 would understand everything.

Recording the 25th.

At the elections the author is very nervous. Although he is delighted with the appearance of the Benefactor, but inside of him is restless. The worry only increases when the D-503 sees the I-330, the R-13 and the Spy S together. On the vote the author raises his hand “for”. When the turn comes to vote “against”, but sees thousands of hands, and among them – the hand of I-330. The crowd rushes to those who voted “wrong.” The poet carries a heavily wounded I-330 in his arms, but the author rushes at him and forcibly takes her into his arms to save him.

Recording the 26th.

The keepers tried to hush up the incident, life went into the usual course. Only on the walls appeared, like a rash, some papers with incomprehensible letters “Mephi”. The author helped to break one of these pieces of paper to his guardian angel S. The D-503 expects to meet with the I-330, feels an incomprehensible internal heat, as if its temperature is -41 degrees. On the boat, the author notices a piece of paper with the inscription “Mephi” and bursts into laughter, causing confusion among those around.

The record is the 27th.

The author again visits the dungeon of an old house, where he meets with I-330. She led him through the underpass to the Green Wall – into the wild world. D-503 is dizzy. A woman and an unknown doctor from where they appear lead him to a clearing. Here gathered 300 people, who can no longer be called “numbered”. The woman tells them that the D-503 is the builder of the Integral and he will help them fly off on Integral to other worlds. Everyone is full of fun, only the author for a moment suspected that among these people a spy was crouching.

Record 28th.

The next day I-330 comes home to the author. She is not allowed on duty, but D-503 rudely tells Yu to get out. I-330 tells about the life of forest people, whom the author saw. Describes their worship of energy in the form of antichrist, Mephi. At this time appears “flattened” with a message about the approach of protection. I-330 is not afraid of this, but is inferior to the insistent request of D to take care and hide. Guard, including S, checks the author’s papers, but finds only records praising the Benefactor. During the search, Yu is present, whose position is incomprehensible – whether she is a scammer or an intercessor.

Recording the 29th.

The author hurries on a date with I-330 – to the old house. On the way, he meets 0-90, whose belly is already noticeably rounded. Wanting to save her, he suggests that she turn to I-330 for help, because she felt pity for the first time. But 0-90 refuses to accept help from the rival’s hands and runs away. D-503 goes to the old house.

Recording the 30th.

I-330 presents the author with a plan to capture the Integral for the revolution. He is perplexed, arguing with a woman. He is against the revolution – for static, in which he sees universal happiness. The woman proves that with peace, universal entropy, development ends and death begins. The true development is infinite, as the numbers are infinite. Finally, the author concedes and agrees.

Record of the 31st.

In the morning the author learns from newspapers that from now on the person is a machine-car: scientists had the opportunity to destroy the fantasy, which was an obstacle to full happiness. All residents of the Single State are driven to the Operation, during which they will be deprived of imagination. Because of the operation, the tests of Integral are broken, which means that the plan of its capture by people I-330 is also broken. The woman offers the author a choice: either one hundred percent happiness and a loss of imagination, or torment, but together with I-330. D-503 refuses “absolute happiness.” The capture of the Integral is postponed.

Recording is the 32nd.

While working on the boat, the author sees those who have been removed from the fantasy. They are agitating others to follow their example. D-503 hides from the guards, fearing that he too will be led to the operation. At this time he encounters 0-90, which begs to save her: she agrees to help I-330. However, the author notices the spy in time and leads 0-90 to the other side, loudly telling her about the forthcoming flight of Integral. D-503 leads 0-90 to his home and writes her a note, with which it was necessary to go to I-330.

Recording the 33rd.

The author is preparing for a difficult step for him. He leaves the house and bids farewell to the reader.

Recording the 34th.

The author is on the slipway, he pities the workers surrounding him, comparing them with three dismissals. Otpushchenniki are three numerals from the deep past, who were freed from all work for the sake of an experiment for a month, so those with unaccustomed life on the tenth day committed suicide. On board the Integral, the author notices people I-330 and understands that a dangerous struggle is continuing. But the conspirators were discovered, they failed to disrupt the tests.

Recording the 35th.

D-503 knows that the informer was Yu. He is looking for her around the city, wanting to kill. On the streets, he witnesses unrest. People rebel against “absolute happiness.” Upon returning home, the author manages to find Yu at his usual place. He tries to kill her, but at this time receives a call from the Benefactor, who immediately demands him to himself.

Recording the 36th.

The benefactor tries to exhort D-503. He suggests that violence against a person in the One State is seeming, in fact, it leads to happiness. The happiness of the masses for centuries has been built on violence, and even the Christian God can be compared to the executioner. The author laughs at the Benefactor and runs away from him. Wandering the streets like a half-sleep, D-503 dreams of having a mother.

Record the 37th.

During dinner in the dining room the author hears a roar. “Numera” run out into the street, not understanding anything. As it turned out, nepaimannye conspirators blew up the Wall. In the city were forest birds, the cries of which intensified the general panic. D-503 tried to find I-330 in this turmoil, but did not find it. He returned home and fell asleep.

Recording the 38th.

D-503 woke up from the light falling on his face. I sat next to them. The author tried to explain everything to her. They said goodbye.

Recording the 39th.

The author does not give rest to the words of the Benefactor that the D-503 was simply used, because he is the builder of Integral. Alarmed, the author goes to the Guardians’ Bureau. There he tells everything S, but then realizes that he is one of the rebels. D-503 runs from the Bureau and sits down in the subway, where he comes into dispute with an occasional fellow traveler who was prevented from bringing out the size of the “ultimate universe”. The author asks what is beyond the edge of the universe, if it is finite. But he did not have time to reply.

Recording the 40th.

The author and his neighbor were seized and subjected to operations to remove fantasy. The next day the D-503 appeared to the Benefactor and told everything he knew about the enemies of happiness. The keepers managed to catch I-330 and other rebels. In the presence of the author, the woman was tortured under the bell, but she did not say anything. Others could not stand torture and confessed. They were all sentenced to death. D-503 and his like there is a lot of work to put things in order on the streets. The wall is already recreated, and the author is convinced that the mind will win.


Summary of the novel “We” EI Zamyatin