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What is the tone of this story?
What Is Vonnegut's view on equality?
What might Vonnegut be suggesting about the potential of free
free humans and destroy the civilization
What has guaranteed equality in the story?
Handicap people that are all below average in intellect, physical attributes and looks.
How old is Harrison?
Harrison is 14 years old.
What reason does George give for not trying to cheat?
George says if he starts doing it everyone else will start doing it too and they'll be casted back in to the dark ages with everyone competing against each other.
Why wasn't the news bulletin clear at first to George and Hazel and other viewers?
The news bulletin was not clear to the viewers at first because the announcer had a speech impediment.
Why did the ballerina apologize about her voice?
The ballerina apologized for her voice because it was "... warm, luminous, timeless melody." This is something that an average, or below average person won't have.
What is the news bulletin?
The news bulletin is about Harrison Bergeron breaking out of prison
What does Harrison declare on television?
Harrison declares that he is the emperor of the world, and declared that the first person to stand would be his empress.
What happens to Harrison?
Harrison was shot with a double-barreled ten-gauge shot gun by Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicap General because Harrison took off his handicap.
What does this story suggest about human nature?
This story suggests the simplistic desire for all things to be "fair" is not as easy as it sounds.
How has the government made George and Hazel equal
The government made George and Hazel equal by blasting loud, painful sounds to stop George's ability to "think". Nothing is put on Hazel because she is perfectly average.
What does George have to wear?
George has to wear an ear transmitter.
Why do you think Vonnegut wrote this story?
To express the theme that talents should not be held back. They serve a purpose.
What Handicap dose Harrison have ?
A mask and and brace to restrain his strength.
What does Hazel suggest she would do if she was a Handicap General ?
She would make it real interesting to have different sounds.
Who does Hazel resemble?
The Handicap General
What does Hazel suggest as a sound for Sundays? Why
Chimes, For religion's sake
Where is Harrison Shot and killed ?
In the ball room dancing
What suggestion does Hazel make to her husband?
She suggests he take out a few beads of lead and make the bag lighter.
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