Kurt Vonnegut's Short Stories

1. Describe 3 ways the society in the story makes its citizens equal.

“Harrison Bergeron” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Reading Questions

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People in society are given handicaps in an attempt equalize members of society. For example, ballerinas are weighted down with sash-weights and bags of birdshot so that their dancing is not too beautiful; George (Harrison's father) is naturally quite intelligent, he must wear a mental handicap radio in his ear; it torments him with a variety of sharp noises every twenty seconds or so, so that he is never able to think too hard, and beauty is disguised.