Harrison Bergeron is an extremely tall, intelligent, highly-talented fourteen-year-old boy, who is arrested for plotting to overthrow the government. In the year 2081, every person in America is completely equal in every possible facet of life. The 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution create a completely equal society, where talented, intelligent, athletic people are forced to wear cumbersome handicaps in order to make them equal with everyone else. Harrison Bergeron opposes the government's laws and wishes to change the oppressive regulations that make everyone equal. Harrison believes that naturally gifted individuals should be allowed to excel and celebrate their talents instead of being punished for having them. His revolutionary beliefs lead to his arrest and he is forced to wear the heaviest, most cumbersome handicaps available. However, Harrison escapes from prison, hijacks a news station, and attempts to overthrow the government by claiming to be the emperor of the United States. Unfortunately, Harrison Bergeron is shot and killed by the Handicapper General, Diana Moon Glampers.