With all the vigilance of the agents of the handicapper general everyone is equal
Tell me about it. They even had to take Harrison away because he was getting too powerful.
Where those cries of consternation that came from the television.
Step forward my empress, as we take over this pitiful country. No one can stop us now.
The story of Harrison Bergeron is introduced with the parents, George and Hazel, of Harrison talking about the oppressive future America. Harrison is taken away from his parents for suspecting to overthrow the government. George winced as his mental handicap obstructs him from thinking. "perfectly average intelligence... couldn't think about anything except in short bursts."(Pg. 5)
Die you unamerican scum. If you took off your handicaps you have ten seconds to put them back or i'll bust a cap in you.
The ballet that the Bergeron parents was interrupted by the announcement of the escape of Harrison. Moments later there is a loud bang coming from off camera. All the people cower in fear as Harrison strips himself of his handicaps and claims to emperor. "Harrison Bergeron has escaped from jail" (Pg 9).
Oh my goodness Harrison has escaped prison and is now on the run.
I don't remember anything else besides the TV cutting out.
Oh honey it was terrible they neutralized... actually I don't remember what happened
Harrison asks for a brave women to stand up and become his empress. Seconds later the strongest of the ballerinas stands up, Harrison strips her of all her handicaps and the begin to leap in the air in a synchronized fashion. The two seem to defy gravity and kiss the roof then each other. "It became their obvious intention to kiss the ceiling." (Pg. 11)
The Handicapper General, Diana Moon Glampers Busts in the door with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun and kills Harrison and his empress. The General then aims the shotgun and the musician and tells them to put their handicaps back on. Later the TV screen faded to black, and lives went on as normal.
After the TV screen faded into black the Bergeron parents panicked for a bit the forgot what had happened. The Handicaps along with the lower IQ of the people of America allowed for everyone to forget the events of the attempted takeover. "I forget.. something real sad happened on the television" (Pg.12).
The story of Harrison Bergeron is a dystonia story of how America has become oppressive to the point of restricting those who are above average. After a fourteen year old escapes prison he shows the flaws of the oppressive government by striping off his handicaps. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and the 213th Amendments" (Pg.4).