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What Is The Climax Of Harrison Bergeron

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Harrison Bergeron is a short story that was published in 1961 by the author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. The genre of the short story is futuristic and fantasy. It was published in the magazine Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. This short story is about the future and how the government has all the power over all the people and they want to make everyone equal. There is a handicapper general and she puts weights and masks on more talented people to make them equal to everyone else. This is due to the 211, 212 and 213 amendments. The main character in this story is Harrison and his parents are Hazel and George Bergeron. In the beginning of the story, Harrison is 14 he is taken away from his parents and jailed on suspicion to overthrow the government.…show more content…
Next, Harrison escapes from jail and there is a breaking news alarm that goes off on the TV and tells everyone about it. Also, Harrison goes into a studio where the was a concert for the ballerinas, he walked up onto the stage and took off all his handicaps in front of everyone and he can’t get anyone else to do it so the conflict is man v.s. society.Lastly, he tells the musicians to start playing music and they also took of their handicaps.
The climax of this story is when Harrison next gets a ballerina to take off her handicaps too and the both start dancing. Next, they jump so high they “kiss the ceiling”. But then the handicapper general storms in with rage but they don’t even notice her. Also, She pulls out a 10 gauge double barrel shotgun and shoots both Harrison and the ballerina. At last, the excitement is over and the musicians were still playing but were told to stop and put their handicaps back on. During all of this Hazel was watching it on the TV and George went to the kitchen to get a beer when Harrison was shot so when he came back in the living room Hazel was crying and he asked her what happened but she could not remember so they just went on with life not knowing what happened. Despite the effort Harrison was dead and there was absolutely no hope in being free from society and the government because no one else would do
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