Table of Contents
- 1 How do George and Hazel react to seeing their son at the end of the story?
- 2 What quality of life do George and Hazel have?
- 3 Why can’t Hazel remember her sad?
- 4 Why did the ballerina agree to remove her handicaps and dance?
- 5 How did George and Hazel react to the death of their son?
- 6 How did George and Hazel react to Harrison Bergeron?
How do George and Hazel react to seeing their son at the end of the story?
When Hazel asks what caused him to cry, George responds by saying, “Something real sad on television” (Vonnegut, 6). Because of the handicaps that George has, his reaction to his son’s murder is brief, and because of Hazel’s “low” intelligence and short attention span, hers is also underwhelming.
What quality of life do George and Hazel have?
Hazel and George Bergeron lead lives that are entirely controlled by their government. They have had to surrender their civil rights. Their genius son Harrison has been imprisoned for plotting to overthrow the government.
Why don t George and Hazel remember anything at the end of the story?
Why don’t George and Hazel try to remember what they saw? They do not tolerate criticism of the government. They know it had something to do with Harrison. They lack the ability to remember.
Do Harrison’s parents realize that he has been killed How do they feel about that?
Harrison’s parents are not emotionally affected much at all by the death of their son because they cannot be. She calls George “honeybunch,” but the word feels void of emotion. Hazel’s intelligence only allows the most basic of human responses.
Why can’t Hazel remember her sad?
Hazel is crying at the end of “Harrison Bergeron” because she has just witnessed the horrific murder of her own son, Harrison, broadcast on television. Tragically, she quickly forgets what has made her feel sad.
Why did the ballerina agree to remove her handicaps and dance?
Her handicaps are preventing her from reaching her true potential, as intended by the handicap laws; nobody can be better than anyone else, and so her abilities are negated to keep her “average.” If she is the same ballerina, then her true potential was truly extraordinary, because as soon as she removes the handicaps …
What does Hazel say she would do if she were the Handicapper General?
If she were Handicapper General, Hazel says, she would create a chime noise to use on Sundays, which she thinks would produce a religious effect. The narrator explains that Hazel strongly resembles Diana Moon Glampers, Handicapper General.
Why are George and Hazel unable to show emotion?
George and Hazel notice something is different, but cannot comprehend it. They are incapable of showing intense emotion. They are emotionally illiterate because of social conditioning by the state as well as handicaps put on people like George. The state is able to control people this way.
How did George and Hazel react to the death of their son?
Although they enjoy an easy companionship with each other, in this case they should have experienced an intense bonding over the death of their son. Instead, Hazel comments inanely upon the “doozy” of a transmission George has just received in his ear, and the two of them banter with the lamest of jokes.
How did George and Hazel react to Harrison Bergeron?
George’s wife, Hazel, can only think of things in short bursts, which means she cannot truly understand or comprehend the significance of her son on the television screen. When Harrison’s picture is initially shown on the screen, George recognizes his son but immediately forgets what he is watching after a loud sound goes off in his head.
Why are George and Hazel emotionally illiterate in Fahrenheit 451?
They are emotionally illiterate because of social conditioning by the state as well as handicaps put on people like George. The state is able to control people this way. Society in Fahrenheit 451 is also dystopian nightmare. The state promotes superficial emotions. They control people by promoting superficial lives and thoughts.