It starts in the year 2030 and the government has placed handicaps on people who are above average and has taken George and Hazel Bergeron's son, Harrison.
Hazel feels bad for George for him having to wear handicaps and George is complaining to himself but keeping it quiet for Hazel. Harrison has been taken from George and Hazel for a while and is grown up now.
Harrison Bergeron breaks out of Jail and starts calling himself "The Emperor"
Harrison gets people out of their handicaps and the handicap enforcer named, Diana, comes in and shots Harrison and his "Empress"
Hazel watches her son die on tv but since she is below average intelligence, she forgets and George was in the other room so he doesn't know.
In the text, the author says "Harrison tore the weights of his handicaps like wet tissue paper...". He uses a hyperbole because he is explaining the lack of effort he gave when tearing off his handicaps. It affects the story by showing that Harrison is very strong and gives us more detail on why he is rebelling and doesn't want handicaps for anyone.