1. What has guaranteed equality in the story?
All of humanity has guaranteed equality in the story.

2. How old is Harrison?
Harrison is 14 years old.

3. What has happened to Harrison and why?
The Handicap General men have taken Harrison away.


4. How has the government made George and Hazel equal? What does George have to wear? And what does this do?
They are made equal by George having to wear a little mental handicap radio in his ear, because she can only think in sharp bursts. Its send out ugly noises every twenty seconds or so to keep him from thinking intelligent thoughts.


5. What does Hazel say she would do if she were Handicap General?
Hazel says she would have chimes on Sunday if she was Handicap General.



6. What is the name of the Handicap General?
Handicap General's real name is Diana Moon Glampers.


7. What is the consequence for taking lessening the weight of the handicap bag?
Two years in prison and two thousand dollars fine is the consequence

8. What reason does George give for not trying to cheat?
He doesn't want to cheat because he believes that other people will cheat as well, and then it will ''be like the dark ages with everyone competing against everyone else.''


· Because of this reason, what can we infer about George’s opinion of the current laws?
His opinion shows that he believes that the new laws are right.

9. Why wasn’t the news bulletin clear at first to George and Hazel and other viewers?
Because the announcer had a speech impediment.


10. Why did the ballerina apologize about her voice?
She apologized for her voice because it was beautiful and that is not allowed.


11. What is the news bulletin?
The news bulletin is that Harrison has escaped from prison, and that he plotted to overthrow the government. He is genius, and therefor must be held back.



12. Describe Harrison Bergeron with all of his handicaps?
They hang scrap metal all over him, earphones, and glasses that blind him, and make his head hurt. He has to wear a rubber nose, black tooth caps and shave his eyebrow.


13. What does Harrison declare on television?
He declares that he is the Emperor, and rips of his handicaps.


14. What happens to Harrison? Be specific.
He is shot to death after dancing in mid air with the ballerina. She gets killed too.

15. What does this story suggest about human nature?
It suggests that in society, we are all expected to confrom to one idea of what normal is.


Short Stories - Literary Devises Title:__

Point of View:
Third person. It is told by George.

Protagonist:
Harrison is the protagonist.

What type of character is the Protagonist?
He is a round character. We get to know him.


Antagonist:
The antagonist is Handicap General.


Describe the setting
It is set a futuristic world.

Type of Conflict:
Man Vs. Society.


Describe the main conflict:
The main conflict is between Harrison and society - he is outraged at how we are treated.


Describe the Climax of the Story:
The climax is when Harrison delivers his speech, and flings off his handicap.



How does the Protagonist change over the course of the story?
He tries to prove something, and dies for it,


Describe the relationship between the title and the theme.
The title is Harrison Bergeron, and it's about a period in Harrison's life.


How does the main conflict help to illustrate the theme?
The main conflict between Harrison and Handicap General helps illustrate the theme of rejecting society's idea of normal and normal.




How does the climax help to illustrate the theme?
It illustrates the theme because it is where Harrison takes a stand against the protagonist by ripping of his handicaps and the ballerinas, and giving his speech.


Give examples of each of the following literary terms in the story (use quotes):

Simile:
''They leaped like deer on the moon.''


Metaphor:
''A moment passed, and then a ballerina arose, swaying like a willow.''




Personification:
''The photograph of Harrison Begeron on the screen jumped again and again, as though dancing to the tune of an earthquake.''


Symbol:
''Scrap metal was hung all over him.''



Foreshadowing (give both elements):
''The television program was suddenly interrupted for a news bulletin.''


Irony:
''She must been extraordinarily beautiful because the mask she wore was hideous.''



Imagery:
''The rest of Harrison's appearance was Halloween, and hardware.''


Describe the relationships between the class theme and the story.
The storytells of heavily relates to humanity because it tells of a world where we are just plugged into one grid and forced to all be equal. It shows how conformity is a huge part of humanity, and how those who go against it struggle, and will be tormented.