Kurt Vonnegut's Short Stories

2. Consider the characters of George and Hazel. Why isn’t Hazel handicapped?

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

Harrison Bergeron: Completely Equal

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Hazel's intelligence was average enough that the state did not consider her a threat to think any deeper than what is desired by the government,

Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn't think about anything except in short bursts.