The story starts in the living room, we learn about a society in 2081 where everyone is equal, "Everybody was finally equal." -pg.4. There are handicaps that neutralize peoples advantages, like a mental radio handicap, or an ugly face mask.
We learn about an escaped convict known as Harrison Bergeron. It turns out, Harrison charges into the Studio. Everyone was in consternation of him. He screamed, "I am Emperor, I am a greater ruler than any man who ever lived!" -pg.9. He then chose a empress, and they started to dance.
Harrison and his Empress took off each others handicaps and looked at each other, then, they started to dance. Harrison called for music and began the dance while everyone sat in cower. They jumped 30 feet high at least, "They leaped like deer on the moon." -pg.11. Then, they kissed the ceiling, remaining suspended in the air for longer, they kissed each other for a long, long time.
Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General walks in. She shoots both Harrison and his Empress, both dead before they hit the ground. The synchronized music stopped, "She aimed the gun at the musicians and told them they had ten seconds to get their handicaps back on." -pg.11, before you knew it, everything was back to normal.
The story ends back in the start, with George and hazel with their vigilance on the tv. The government brainwashes them, “He winced, was as a sound of an riveting gun in his head.” -pg.12. They can tell they’ve been braiwashed.