At what point in Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron" do the "gods" figure out their place?

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In Kurt Vonnegut’s short story “Harrison Bergeron,” the title character is definitely god-like. Vonnegut describes him as “a man that would have awed Thor, the god of thunder.” After choosing his ‘empress’ from the group of ballerinas, the two dance free of handicaps as the orchestra's musicians play well for the first time in their lives. Harrison and his empress jump high into the air and kiss. Their bodies magically defy the laws of gravity up until the moment Handicapper General Diana Moon Glampers blows them out of the sky with her shotgun.

Harrison obviously learns nothing by dying from a shotgun blast. Harrison’s execution, however, is a powerful teaching tool, a crystal clear message to any other ‘gods’ like Harrison watching television. With Harrison’s violent execution broadcasted live across the country, it is very likely that the ‘gods’ understand their place; no one will step forward to finish Harrison’s revolution.

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