The Question and Answer section for Kurt Vonnegut’s Short Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Government control is a recurring theme in this story.
The "noises" that plague various characters in the story, Harrison Bergeron, are examples of physical handicaps, which are used to equalize the population. Everyone has to be the same... no one can be more intelligent, more physically fit,...
Harrison declaring himself Emperor shows us that power in great people cannot be contained by weights and chains. Liberation is an action of the mind, body, and spirit.