I'm so glad this government is NEUTRALIZED or else everything would be crazy!
Seeing Harrison with no handicaps has me in a CONSTERNATION.
Everyone on your team SYNCHRONIZES so well!
The exposition is where we meet Hazel and George Bergeron. In their society, everyone has the equal amount of intelligence and beauty. George has a handicap in his ears which makes him average with everyone else. "Nobody was smarter than anyone else. Nobody was better looking than anyone else." (Page 4)
NO ONE WINCE!
The rising action is when George and Hazel's son, Harrison, appears on the television screen in hopes of becoming the emperor and overthrowing the government. He takes off all of his handicaps so he can be the best that there can be. George and Hazel are shocked and confused. "The rest of Harrison's appearance was Halloween and hardware. Nobody had ever born heavier handicaps." (Page 8).
The climax of the story is when Harrison and the ballerina kiss the ceiling. Harrison asked for someone to volunteer as his Empress. He took off her handicap which was a mask, to show her beauty. "Harrison plucked the mental handicap from her ear, snapped off her physical handicaps with marvelous delicacy. Last of all, he removed her mask. She was blindingly beautiful." (Page 10)
In memory of Harrison Bergeron. VIGILANCE at 8 PM.
The falling action of Harrison Bergeron was when Harrison and the ballerina were shot and killed by Diana Moon Glampers. Diana is the Handicap General and shot both of them because they took off their handicaps. "Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General... fired twice, and the Emperor and Empress were dead before they hit the floor." (Page 11)
The Resolution of the story is when Hazel and George are sitting on the couch and talk about what just happened. Their television burned out and Hazel does not remember what happened. George asked her what was wrong because he forgot too. "I forget, she said. "Something real sad on television." "What was it?" he said. It's all kind of mixed up in my mind," said Hazel." (Page 12)
Don't COWER in the corner, Hazel! Everything is okay.