"THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.
"Ladies and Gentlemen," said the ballerina, reading "Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen," she said in a grackle squawk, "has just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous."
In the exposition it starts off with introducing the setting and other important facts you need to know about the.
George and Hazel are watching ballerinas on the T.V, this is the first sight of how the government is controlling the world by assigning handicaps to different people with different gifts to make everyone equal.
A convict excapes and the ballerina announces it preventing the program george and hazel were watching to continue.