The Question and Answer section for Kurt Vonnegut’s Short Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
What is the title of this short story?
The government doesn't handicap Hazel because she is average. She has no extraordinary talents.
Hazel saw him wince. Having no mental handicap herself, she had to ask George what the latest sound had been.
"Who knows better than I do what normal...
This story is set in a dystopia so the picture has to be bleak. This enables him to develop the themes around the dysfunction of society.