Harrison Bergeron Plot

Harrison Bergeron Plot

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  • Literary Device
  • Exposition
  • DON'T be different, when you can be the SAME!
  • Rising Action
  • "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". 
  • Climax
  • 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.
  • Falling Action
  • "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. 
  • Resolution
  • 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.
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