George and Hazel are watching ballerinas on the television. The dancers are synchronizing with each other. The author introduces the story in a futuristic and dystopian setting. "The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. " (pg. 4) Handicap Generals stay vigilant at all times in order to keep every individual equal to the other. Naturally unequal people must wear devices at all times that often make them wince in pain.
While George and Hazel are watching, the TV switches to a news update. The news update flashes a picture of Harrison Bergeron, and explains that he has escaped from jail. "...just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government." (pg. 8) This helps develop the conflict because it creates a tense mood.
The most intense part of the story is where the actual Harrison shows up in the news update. "My God that must be Harrison." (pg 9) This was the highest point of excitement because it proved that Harrison really did break out of jail. It caused consternation in the characters of the story.
The falling action is when Harrison and the ballerina are shot by the Handicap General. This is starting to slow down the story. "She fired twice, and the Emperor and Empress were dead before they hit the floor." (pg. 11) George did not seem to cower from the fact the his son was killed because he didn't necessarily know. Nonetheless, Hazel was sad.
The resolution of the story is mostly everything following the killing of the Emperor and Empress. The story is neutralizing, and all the action is coming to an end. "There was a sound of a riveting gun in his head." (pg. 12) This evidence suggests that everything went back to normal.