“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.” This evidence is when Harrison first and is being broadcasted.
You have ten seconds to get your handicaps back on!!!
"Screams and barking cries of consternation came from the television set. The photograph of Harrison Bergeron on the screen jumped again and again, as though dancing to the tune of an earthquake. A living, breathing Harrison filled the screen." This evidence shows when Harrison first came to the stage.
"Harrison and his Empress merely listened to the music for a while – listened gravely, as though synchronizing their heartbeats with it. And then, in an explosion of joy and grace, into the air they sprang! Not only were the laws of the land abandoned, but the law of gravity and the laws of motion as well. They reeled, whirled, swiveled, flounced, capered, gamboled, and spun." They did all of this without handicaps.
Something real sad happened on TV.
"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 the Empress were dead before they hit the floor.Diana Moon Glampers loaded the gun again. She aimed it at the musicians and told them they had ten seconds to get their handicaps back on."
"It was then that the Bergerons’ television tube burned out." Then people watching it, like George and Hazel, forgot what happened as quickly as it came on.
“You been crying?” he said to Hazel.“Yup,” she said, “What about?” he said.“I forget,” she said. “Something real sad on television.” Forget sad things,” said George.“I always do,” said Hazel. “That’s my girl,” said George. Then they forgot whatever happened on TV just as quickly as it came on.