Welcome to the Monkey House - Harrison Bergeron Summary & Analysis

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Harrison Bergeron Summary

All people are truly equal because anyone with natural advantages of the body or mind are required by law to wear handicaps at all times. Strong people must wear heavy bags on their necks and limbs to keep them from performing at a higher level than those who are less athletic or coordinated. The person in charge of all the handicap laws is the Handicapper General, Diana Moon Glampers. Her agents, called H-G men, enforce the laws.

George and Hazel Bergeron watch ballerinas dance on television. George has to wear both physical and mental handicaps. Hazel does not, since she is of average intelligence and physical ability. The Bergeron's fourteen-year-old son, Harrison has been taken away by the H-G men. George and Hazel do not talk about him or really remember him very often.

The television show is interrupted by a...

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