It was in the year of 2081, in the United States, when Harrison Bergeron was taken away. He was only 14 years old and handicapped for his level of intelligence. His parents, George and Hazel, watched television in their living room during the period in which their society was subdued and limited. The government tried to make everyone the same, and they put a lot of limits on the people. This point in the plot introduced the major characters and the setting. The story says, "