"Harrison Bergeron" Analysis
"Harrison Bergeron" is a suitable title given after the main character in the story. This tale is 100 years into the future in springtime and occurs in a matter of a day or a couple days where society inevitably attains equality, but this equality is threatened by a single individual. The accomplishment of this equality was achieved by handicaps which took away any advantage a human being had over another. Harrison Bergeron dealt with many external conflicts, handicaps were severe which meant he was far more superior to others in society because no ordinary person would need 300 lbs. of scrap metal and masks of indescribably repulsiveness along with headphones the size of coconuts to create a sense of "normality." In the beginning of this third-person-limited point of view short story George and Hazel are robbed from their son and they can 't even remember it.
Characterization of this story is developed mainly through actions and descriptions of the society and how it operates. Society was controlled by these handicaps, the headphone and ear plugs omitted a sharp sound wave which scattered human thoughts every 20 seconds. However, Harrison was taken to prison in consequence to out weighing these same handicaps, but even prison couldn 't secure him for long. The conflict of Harrison being a threat to society is resolved near the end of this short story when the antagonist, the Handicapper General, shoots both Harrison and the Ballerina dead in the television studio, and his parents were dazed in
Bibliography: Gioia, Dana. Literature : An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. New York: Longman, 2006. 198-202.