Harrison Bergeron is a short science fiction story set in a future where everyone is equal. Strong people must carry heavy weights, attractive people must wear masks, and loud noises are piped directly peoples' ears so they can never think straight. The parents of teenage Harrison Bergeron watch as their son storms a televised ballet performance, stripping off all his handicaps and demanding that the bravest ballerina do the same and be his empress. The dark, satiric story explores the dangers of conformity and sameness.

Summary of Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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