Gattaca Essay

1165 Words Oct 13th, 2006 5 Pages
"We were wondering if it's good to leave some things to chance."
In the world of Gattaca, is this a wise course of action?

Gattaca is a science-fiction thriller movie, directed by Andrew Niccol. It presents a story of the future prospect of genetic engineering and how it will affect human society. Gattaca gives one perspective of how the future of discrimination is no longer determined by social status or the colour of skin because the discrimination is now down to a science, Vincent: "I belonged to a new underclass, no longer determined by social status or the colour of your skin. No, we now have discrimination down to a science." The better the genes in your body are the better job you will get. In the future world, like presented
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Therefore he destines to be a second class citizen along with others born in the same way. "I'll never understand what possessed my mother to put her faith in God's hands, rather than those of her local geneticist". Knowing that Vincent was born with all his conditions, his parents don't want those things to happen again for their second child, so then they choose Anton to be much better in any way. Vincent has a childhood dream, and is to going to space. He wants to see what is up there. As a child, Vincent struggles to improve his physical weakness. Even the kindergarten rejects him as the insurance company doesn't want to give him the coverage. Anton, who is genetically well-engineered is eventually appears to be taller than Vincent. He also always wins the swimming race between him and Vincent. Therefore, this things makes Vincent think that he's weak and he is not as good as Anton or any other people who has a good DNA.
One thing happens, on the swimming race between him and his brother, this time Vincent wins the race. He even saves his brother's life by saving him from drowning. This makes him change his mind. He thinks that he is not that weak. It is all of what you believe in, not determined by genes in your body. Then he decides to leave the house and go to the Gattaca to get all his dreams.
The world of Gattaca is cold. It demands perfection and this is guaranteed and protected by regular DNA testing. The

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