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  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • The exposition of the story starts with describing the setting and society of "Harrison Bergeron." The author explains how there is no diversity in their society and how it is neutralized. Also how that affects the people The text states, The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. Everyone in society was the same, there was no difference."
  • Falling Action
  • The rising action is when Harrison Bergeron shows vigilance and escapes from jail at just 14 years old. The text states, "He is a genius and an athlete, is under- handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous." Therefore this sets up the story as the rising action because it is the first main unexpected event that happens in the story. It creates suspense for the reader leading up to the climax. 
  • Resolution
  • The climax of the story is when Harrison Bergeron breaks into the set. He announces on live T.V. that he is the emperor. The text states, "I am the emperor! cried Harrison. Do you hear? I am the emperor! Everybody must do what I say at once! He stamped his foot and the studio shook." The shows how everyone winced in fear as Harrison spoke live on the T.V.
  • Harrison Bergeron
  • The falling action of Harrison Bergeron is when the Emperor and Empress cowered before they were shot and killed. The text states, "It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and Empress were shot dead before they hit the floor." This shows how the action fell because they were now dead how their deaths were synchronized.
  • In the resolution everything went back to normal no matter the consternation of Hazel and George, just like it was before. George and Hazel forgot about the incident. The text states, "I forgot, she said. Something real sad on television." This shows how they forgot and were able to get over it.
  • By: Sara Winslett
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