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Harrison Bergeron storyboard
Updated: 9/25/2020
Harrison Bergeron storyboard
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  • This scene is from the falling action and resolution of the story. The setting is the living room of George and Hazel Bergeron's house. They had just watched their son Harrison, who had been shot and killed by the Handicapper General. Harrison died because of the conflict against society- that since everyone was the same, he couldn't be creative.Then the television burns out.
  • You been crying?
  • Yup.
  • Hazel, about to comment on the show, is crying. She's feeling upset and sad because her son died. Harrison's death portrays the theme, which is that likeness will corrupt the desire to create. This means that no one can be creative if everyone has the same level of creativity and likeness. George gets up from the couch to get a beer.
  • That's my girl.
  • Forget sad things.
  • I don't remember what about. It's all mixed up in my mind.
  • I always do.
  • George returns to the living room and has to stop in the middle of walking., wincing in pain. Since George is highly intelligent, he must wear earphones that play obnoxious noises to disrupt his thinking. This makes him very exhausted. Hazel, on the other hand, has a normal intelligence that doesn't require a handicap. Instead she, like the average person, thinks in short bursts. 
  • You can say that again.
  • I could tell that one was a doozy.
  • I could tell that one was a doozy.
  • The dialogue between George and Hazel is short and choppy. George is in and out of pain from his handicaps and too weary to speak in full sentences. Hazel, however, doesn't really have the capability to speak intellectually. Their conversations are about what happened on the television and such.
  • This depicts more emotion after George discovers that Hazel had been crying. They're more solemn then before, since Hazel forgot why she was sad in the first place. You get a sense of compassion for each other since George tells Hazel to forget sad things.
  • George hears another noise in his ear, this time the sound of a gun. The situational irony is when the gunshot rings in George's ear, because he didn't expect it to be so loud and painful. Hazel notices her husband's response and remarks. This shows that she's compassionate towards George.
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