ELA II Harrison Bergeron Summary

ELA II Harrison Bergeron Summary
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  • Exposition
  • You know, the government is very vigilant about keeping equality.
  • BEEP
  • *Wince* What was I saying?
  • Rising Action
  • Warnng: Harrison Bergeron is on the loose and underhandicapped!!!
  • Climax
  • The first woman to neutralize their fear and stop cowering will become my mate
  • George and Hazel are in their home watching a dance on their television. They have trouble talking  as George has a handicap and Hazel is an idiot.  Everyone is equal in both looks and capability. This is shown on lines 15-19," Hazel had perfectly average intelligence which meant that she couldn't think about anything except in short burst."
  • Falling Action
  • SYNCHRONIZED KILL!!!
  • The rising action starts when the reporter appears on line 99 to announce the breakout of Harrison Bergeron from prison. This appears in in the following," The television was suddenly interrupted for a news bulletin."  The exposition is broken by the action of the prison break and raises tension. Harrison then breaks into the stage where the reporters are .  
  • Resolution
  • What's wrong?
  • I just had a feeling of consternation
  • The climax begins when Harrison rips of his handicaps and the handicaps of those around him on lines 167-183. This is the most tense moment as it shows Harrison's uprising and the rebellion of those around him that are handicapped. This is shown in the story by the following," A moment passed, and then a ballerina arose, like a swaying willow." The climax approaches it's end on lines 211-213
  • Harrison Bergeron
  • Furbies were a good idea!
  • The falling action begins when the Handicapper General comes into the room with a twin barrel shotgun and guns down Harrison and the ballerina on lines 214-217. This is shown by the following," ...the Handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barrel ten-gauge shotgun." This is the falling action as the primary conflict has been resolved and tension/excitement are much lower than they were before. 
  • Lines 221-238 are the resolution as the story has come to a close and all conflict is resolved. The main characters, Hazel and George, have forgotten the events they just saw as the screen blacked out and George's handicap activated. This is shown in the text by t he following," 'About what?' he said. 'I forget,' she said.'"
  • Furrbies are just creepy
  • No they're not
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