The story is place in the year 2081. The story is based on a society where everyone is set up equally and if anyone were born better than anyone,the government will put them "handicaps" that would neutralize them equal to everyone and they shall be put into vigilance, just like Harrison Bergeron.
I kill them, Now! everyone put yours handicaps back on or you would be executed as weell
1.- George and Hazel Bergeron were watching a dance at the Tv. 2.- A news announcement showed up at the tv saying that Harrison Bergeron (George and Hazel's son) has scaped from jail. Page 5 & Page 8
why are you crying?
I don't know
Harrison Bergeron showed up at the studio where the dance was taking place. He said that he will become Emperor of the society due to the feeling of consternation that he felt, so in order to do that he took his handicaps out, creating an scene of caos and terror in both the TV and the studio. Inmediately everyone on the studio started to cower themselves. Harrison took everyone else's handicaps out, making the band play a song very synchronize.
1.- The Handicapper General ( Diana Moon Glampers) showed up at the studio with an special gun killing both Harrison and the dancer. 2.- the H-G gave everyone at the studio 10 seconds to put their handicaps back on or either way they would be executed. 3.-Bergeron's TV burned out. Page 11
Hazel Bergeron started to cry but then in all of a sudden she forgot why she was crying because of his handicap that it doesn't let her realize things; everytime she wince is because the handicap is acting. So George,that was on the kitchen, got to the sofa and saw Hazel crying but when they both try to realize what happened they couln't because of the handicaps, as well as the other people watching the TV.
Harrison Bergeron is a kid that was born with an average of intelligence above the normal average. Harrison represented a threat to society, so members from the governments along with the Hadicapper General put him into jail in order to set their "equal" society.