Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron

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In the story, 'Harrison Bergeron' written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Hazel and George had a son named Harrison. Harrison was arrested for being above average at the age of fourteen. His father, George was also above average and was forced to have a mental handicap radio in his ear. The handicap interrupted his inner thoughts, but he was not the only one. The government forced equality upon the society. The pretty had to wear masks, the strong had to carry heavy weights, and the smart had to wear a handicap. One day, the Bergeron's were sitting in their living room watching a ballet performance. The performance was airing on live television. Although, the performance was interrupted by a government announcement. The announcement consisted
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