Harrison Bergeron Quotes

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“Harrison tore the straps of his handicapps like wet tissue paper, tore straps guaranteed to support five thousand pounds. Harrison’s scrap-iron handicapps crashed the floor…” (Page 3) This quote is from the story “Harrison Bergeron”. Harrison, a viscous and demanding man is a danger to the society of this short story. In this story, Harrison escapes a prison, releases himself from his handicapps, and demands to be emperor of the United States. In this story, Harrison invades a news set and calls himself emperor. He demands to have a queen to be at his side to help rule the United States. On page 3 of the story, “I am the emperor... I shall now select my empress…” Harrison wanted to make the people fear him so they would obey him and not

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