I am the Handicapper General. I have made everyone equal.
We are the HG police. You are under arrest!
No! please don't take me away. I will be better. I promise.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! HARRISON BERGERON HAS ESCAPED FROM PRISON.
"The year was 2081 and everybody was equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the Handicapper General". (Vonnegut 1)
"April, for instance, still drove people crazy by not being springtime. And it was in that clammy month that the H-G men took George and Hazel Bergeron's fourteen-year-old son, Harrison, away". (Vonnegut 1)
"'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"' (Vonnegut 5).
"There was the shriek of a door being torn from its hinges. When George could open his eyes again, the photograph of Harrison was gone. A living, breathing Harrison filled the screen. Harrison tore the straps of his handicap harness like wet tissue paper. ' I shall now select my empress!"' (Vonnegut 6-7)
"Harrison plucked the mental handicap from her ear, snapped off the physical handicaps with marvelous delicacy. Last of all, he removed her mask. It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, came into the studio with a double- barrel ten-gauge shotgun. The Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor" (Vonnegut 7-8).