(Buzz in his ears) "Yeah I guess. What I would give to get these dang hanicaps off of me."
I wish he would just shut up for once! Why can't we just be ourselves?! (BUZZ!)
"EVERYONE! PUBLIC ANNOUNCMENT! Make sure you DO NOT take off your handicaps or there will be consiquences!
"I don't care if you're not equal to me for a little while."
"Why don't you lay down sweetie, you have had it really hard recently."
" Why don't you lay down sweetie, you have had it really hard recently."
"I don't even notice it much anymore to be honest, it has just become apart of me."
It's 2081 and the world that George and Hazel live in is "average." They live in a regular neighborhood like anyone else but have strict rules they must follow. They have a son but because he broke the rules, he was put in jail. His name was Harrison Bergeron but his parents hardly even remember him. This is the world they live in.
(BANG!) NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO TAKE OFF THEIR HANDICAPS!
"We are finally free!"
"I forgot. I just know it was something sad on TV, but I don't pay much attention to sad things."
Society is equal, and the government wants everyone to be equal and average. By doing this, no one can be different than others. To do this, the government assigned people handicaps to make them more like others if they are not. There is someone in charge of all the handicaps and that would be the handicapper general who works with the government.
"Why were you crying?"
In their society, there are handicaps. Handicaps help make everyone normal and average. By doing this, no one can be different. Hazel was born normal and average so she didn't ever need a handicap to help "fix" her. George, on the other hand, wasn't average. He is a very intelligent man so he has a handicap radio to buzz out his thoughts every 20 seconds. He also is a very tall man so he has to have a 47 pound weight on his shoulders to help hunch him over to forcefully make him shorter.
"No more handicaps!"
Harrison Bergeron was like his dad, he had many handicaps. He had to wear a weight around his neck, a red rubber ball on his nose, spectacles, black caps on his teeth, and a handicap radio. He had enough with all the rules so he decided to break them for once and be free. He chose a woman to join him and started dancing with her enjoying his time. Then the handicapper general caught them and shot them both down for taking off their handicaps.
What are they thinking?!
In the end, there ended up being no solution to the story because Harrison showed that if you try something new/be different then you will be punished. George and Hazel ended up not really remembering what happened and just moved on with their lives not having anything done about the handicaps.
"No one should.(Buzz)
In my opinion, the main theme of this story is that differences should be expressed/shouldn't be hidden. This is because in the story no one is allowed to be different and everyone must be average and normal when really differences make us ourselves so they shouldn't be known as a bad thing.