Kurt Vonnegut's Short Stories

5. In your opinion, what is the shedding of Harrison’s handicaps symbolic of?

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

Harrison Bergeron: Completely Equal

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The shedding of Harrison's handicaps is symbolic of emancipation and freedom from a prison. He literally rips of his chains to show the world his individuality and awesome physical traits.