Harrison Bergeron | Study Guide

Kurt Vonnegut

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Harrison Bergeron | Characters

Character Description
Harrison Bergeron Harrison Bergeron is a 14-year-old boy who is exceptional in every way and excessively handicapped in a vain attempt to normalize him. He rebels against government control and attempts to become emperor. Read More
George George Bergeron is a middle-aged man of above-average intelligence and kind heart. His ability to think, feel, and remember are hampered by the government-mandated transmitter in his ear. Read More
Hazel Hazel Bergeron is a woman who is average in every way. She accepts the status quo without question. Read More
Diana Moon Glampers Diana Moon Glampers is the Handicapper General, leader of the governmental organization that forcibly restrains the intelligence and physical capabilities of Americans to ensure complete equality. Unencumbered herself, Glampers is a cold, ruthless enforcer. Read More
Ballerina The unnamed ballerina has a lovely voice and face she must disguise and great natural strength and grace hindered by enormous weights. Although she is first apologetic and submissive, the ballerina finds her courage and rejects government control. Read More
Announcer An unnamed television announcer does his best to announce the news of Harrison Bergeron's escape, but he cannot speak clearly because of a speech impediment.
Musicians A group of handicapped musicians performs the music for the ballet.
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