Kurt Vonnegut's Short Stories

2. What “handicaps” have been assigned to Hazel Bergeron? What “handicaps” have been assigned to her husband, George? Explain the purpose for each.

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

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Hazel has no handicaps because she is completely average.

George 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. He is also required to wear a 47 pound canvas bag of birdshot around his neck.