Why don’t George and Hazel think about their son often?

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Quite simply, George and Hazel do not think about Harrison often because they are not permitted to in their dystopian society that is so focused on complete equality. Because Harrison does not accept the societal ideas, he is imprisoned when he is fourteen and not allowed to be thought of by the citizens. The reader learns that, while Hazel is of average intelligence and therefore not a "hindrance" to the equal society, George has to wear a mental handicap radio to make his brain function at a more "average" level. In this chillingly brief story, George's radio goes off several times to direct his thoughts away from the direction they are going. One occasion in which this happens is when Harrison escapes from prison and George sees Harrison on the television and recognizes...

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