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Harrison BergeronLiterary Elements
Vigilance- looking over
Bandits- robbers; criminals
Burdened- loaded heavily
Luminous- bright light
2081- In George and Hazel’s living
Point of View
We meet George and Hazel ; they are watching
ballerinas on TV.
Rising ActionHarrison escapes from jail.
Harrison announces himself to be emperor.
Man vs. SocietyHarrison vs. Government
ClimaxHarrison claims himself an empress. She is the most
beautiful of the ballerinas.
Falling ActionHarrison and the Ballerina
are shot dead by Diana Moon Glampers
Man vs. manHarrison vs. Diana
ResolutionThere is no resolution, nothing has changed;
everyone is still handicapped.
Freedom; EqualityFighting for their
freedom against total equality.
To InformTotal equality comes
with a big price (losing your freedom)
Simile“They leaped like deer
on the moon.”
Alliteration“She was blindingly
Metaphor“The rest of Harrison’s
appearance was Halloween and
“Harrison tore the straps of his handicap harness like wet tissue paper, tore straps guaranteed to support five thousand pounds.”
“Harrison’s scrap-iron handicaps crashed to the floor.”
This foreshadows Harrison Bergeron and the ballerina’s impending death where they crash/ crumple to the floor.