The Question and Answer section for Kurt Vonnegut’s Short Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The name of the story you refer to is The Metamophosis by Franz Kafka.
It is the year 2081, and all people have been made 'equal' through the use of physical and mental handicaps. The United States Constitution mandates this equality in the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments, and the law is enforced by Diana Moon...
Harrison declaring himself Emperor shows us that power in great people cannot be contained by weights and chains. Liberation is an action of the mind, body, and spirit.