Harrison Bergeron

Harrison Bergeron
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  • Exposition
  • George and Hazel Bergeron
  • Diana Moon Glampers
  • Harrison Bergeron
  • Rising Action
  • TAKE OFF YOUR HANDICAPS
  • Come ballerina, you will be my empress and dance with me!
  • Climax
  • *fires gun at Harrison and ballerina killing them*
  • Characters: Hazel, George, Diana Moon Glampers, and Harrison Bergeron Setting: The story takes place in the year of 2081 in the United States.  Conflict: Everyone has to be equal so they wear handicaps which limit their abilities. 
  • Falling Action
  • Harrison Bergeron went on stage and started ripping off all his handicaps while cameras were filming and streaming it on TV. 
  • Resolution
  • Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, gets on stage and shoots Harrison and a ballerina that was dancing without her handicaps and kills them both. 
  • Literary Device
  • Diana reloaded her shotgun again and told everyone to put their handicaps back on or she'll shoot them too. 
  • Everyone put their handicaps back on, no one else was hurt, and everyone was equal again. 
  • One literary device used in the story is a simile. In line 48, it says, "Harrison tore the straps of his handicap harness like wet tissue paper" (Vonnegut Jr. 39). The author compared Harrison tearing the straps of his handicap to wet tissue paper because the sound and feeling of it is alike to wet tissue paper. It affects the story because it helps us to really understand what it must've felt or looked like and gives us something to picture that scene in our mind. 
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