The year is 2081 and everyone is average and equal. Hazel and George sit in their living room with their handicaps on. The Handicapper General, Diana Moon Glampers, forced the laws that everyone has to be the same and do everything the same way. Hazel and George's son, Harrison Bergeron, does not like the handicaps. He disobeys the laws and gets into a lot of trouble.
Get your handicaps back on or you're next!
One day, Harrison Bergeron appears on stage in front of cameras. The cameras are filming him while he rips his handicaps off. Everyone that was on the stage cowers at the sight of him. Everyone can see him on T.V. because the cameras. Harrison decides to remove the handicaps off other people including a ballerina. She loves having her handicaps off and begins to dance with him.
Wear Your Handicaps
Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, gets on stage and loads her shotgun that she has has with her. Harrison and the ballerina begin leaping in the air. She shoots Harrison and the ballerina because they refused to put their handicaps back on. They are both dead before they hit the the ground.
Literary Device (Simile)
Diana loads her shotgun again and tells everyone they have 10 seconds to put their handicaps back on because Harrison took them off. If they don't obey, she will kill them too. Everyone obeys her commands and puts them back on.
Everything in the society went back to normal. Everyone obeyed the laws and wore their handicaps, including Hazel and George.
On line 181, it says, "They leaped like deer on the moon"(Vonnegut 40). This is an example of a simile. When Harrison and the ballerina leaped in the air, they were on the moon because there wasn't any gravity holding them down. It affects the story because Harrison and the ballerina are finally free when they leaped. When they did that, there wasn't any handicaps holding them down. In that moment, they were free.