Hazel and George are a couple form 2081 living in a dystopia world meaning everybody is equal. Since George is very smart he has to wear weights and and earpiece that keeps him from having any smart thoughts. Hazel is not smart at all therefore she does not need and weights or earpieces to be equal to everybody else.
One of the many conflicts in the story is Hazel and Georges son being in jail since he was 14
You have 10 seconds
Harrison (Georges and Hazels son) broke out of jail and crashed a ballet. He took off all his handicaps and chose an empress and took off all her handicaps. The other ballerinas were terrified at first.
Why have you been crying?
Something sad on tv, I forget
The leader of the dystopia government came into the ballet and shot both the emperor and empress and they died.
She then gave the musicians 10 seconds to get their handicaps back on or she would shoot them.
After Hazel had just watched her son get shot on television George came back from getting a beer and asked why she was crying. Hazel told George that she had seen something really sad on TV but she could not remember what it was she had saw. George then told her to forget the sad things and life returned to normal.