"The year was 2081 and everybody was finally equal" (Vonnegut 1).
"And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap in his ear. He was required by law to waer it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantages of their brains" (Vonnegut 2).
"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 governement. He is a genius and an athlete, is under handicapped and should be regarded as extremely dangerous'" (Vennogut 5).
"George Bergeron correctly identified the earthquake and well he might have-for many was the time his own home had danced to the same crashing tune. 'My god -' said George, 'That must be Harrison!' When George could open hs eyes again, the photograph of Harrison was gone. "A living, breathing Harrison filled the screen" (Vonnegut 6).
"'I am the empoer!' cried Harrison."Do you hear? I am the Emperor. Everybody must do what I say at once!'...'i shall now select my Empress' It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the handicapper general, came into the studio with a ouble barreled ten guage shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and Empress were dead before they hit the floor" (Vennogut 8).