In the short story,"Harrison Bergeron," did Harrison's rebellion accomplish anything?

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Harrison's final act of defiance—removing his handicaps and dancing around with a ballerina live on national TV—is most courageous indeed. Few people in this mindlessly conformist world are either willing or able to challenge the authoritarian rule of Diana Moon Glampers, Handicapper-General. But the immediate impact of Harrison's brave act of rebellion appears to be negligible, if his parents' muted reaction is anything to go by. If George and Hazel are unable to be deeply affected by what they've seen, then it's highly unlikely that anyone else will.

But looking at things in a more optimistic vein, we might see Harrison's rebellion as the first shot in what will eventually become a...

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