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by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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Identify at least four effects of Harrison declaring himself emperor.

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One effect of Harrison declaring himself emperor is that he pulls off all the handicappers that constrain his movements, setting himself free. Second, he chooses an empress, saying he will pick the first woman who has the courage to rise to her feet. Since a ballerina does so, she becomes his mate. Because of this, there is a third occurrence: she too sheds her handicaps, both the weights that prevent her from dancing well and the mask that hides her beautiful face, for Harrison pulls them off.

A fourth occurrence that results from Harrison's bold move is that he and the lovely ballerina dance on television in a way that shows off their talents to the fullest:

They reeled, whirled, swiveled, flounced, capered, gamboled, and spun.

A fifth effect of Harrison's declaration is that the controller, Diana Moon Glampers, shoots them both dead with a shotgun.

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