"Harrison looked like a walking junkyard" (Vonnegut 38). This is an example of a literary device that Vonnegut uses to display how much metal Harrison has to carry around to make him "equal".
In 2081, everyone has to be equal. George Bergeron is very smart, so he has a brain handicap that does not allow him to think for over 20 seconds. His son, Harrison, is in prison because he has such power.
"You have ten seconds to put your handicaps back on."
Hazel and George discuss not being able to take their handicaps off, unless they would like to go to jail. Harrison breaks out of prison and heads to the ballet.
Diana shoots Harrison and the ballerina!
Diana Glampers hollers at everyone to put there handicaps back on immediately.
Hazel was crying, however, she forgot why. George did not hear what happened, so he does not know his son is dead.