Gattaca Essay

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Gattaca "˜'They have got discrimination down to a science'' the film "˜GATTACA' shows that this could become reality the future. Discuss? The movie "˜Gattaca', directed and written by Andrew Niccols (Columbia Pictures 1997), has been based "˜'in the not so distant future'' where discrimination will be brought down to a "˜'science''. Niccolas warns us that the world that 'GATTACA' is based upon could soon become our reality. That your whole life will be already planned, the moment your are born, by your genes.Two groups are divided in the society: valids, who are genetically modified and in valid who are not genetically modified and brand as the godchild.Valids where classed by the genetic quotient which had been already chosen for them before birth which gave then infinite levels of perfection comparison to the in-valids which were branded as the underclass because they were conceived naturally and weren't tampered with their genetic make up. This is where the discrimination starts is at birth."˜'They have got discrimination down to a science'' and who are they? "˜They' are the ones that have not done anything to stop this "˜they' have accepted this as apart of life and never questioned it. "˜They' are the employees to whom you can not lie to "˜'your real resume is in your cells'' and schools that only accept valid because insurance can cover them if they have an accident "˜They' are the police also well as the government and the legal system for not controlling or stoping this situation which has now gotten out of control. Family, friends and lovers would also fall under this category because they to discriminate to make sure that the other spouse have certain modifications and standards a good example of this would be is when Vincent's dad put him down by saying "˜' The only way you will see the inside of a space ship is if you where cleaning it'' which was mean seeing Vincent had no real chance in getting in. "˜They' have done nothing to stop this discrimination towards in valids.The main character in this movie is Vincent who later becomes Jerome. Vincent is a "˜god child' that means that he has not been genetically modified. Since the day that Vincent was born discrimination was brought upon him by his Father at birth"¦ Later on in the years Vincent had a brother that was genetically modified which meant that all of his characteristics, intelligence, abilities, and appearance were chosen already by his parents "˜"˜leave a few things to chance''? As Vincent was rejected from many places like kindergarten because insurance wouldn't cover him and Gattaca which never let him join because of his heart condition and that he wasn't physically fit.Vincent's dreams where crushed by his father. Vincent had no hope of achieving his goals. He had the knowledge but not the DNA that was needed and he could not lie when applying for a job,...

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