Essay about Gene and Vincent

956 Words Sep 17th, 2010 4 Pages
”This story is about the fight of the under dog.”
How are the themes of prejudice and courage developed in the film GATTACA?

Gattaca directed by Andrew Niccol, is set in a future where science, and not religion, has taken over society. A new form of discrimination has arisen, called genoism, discrimination according to one’s genetic purity. The story follows a man named Vincent Freeman who was born as a god child this means he was genetically inferior to people born with the aid of technology. Vincent faces extreme genetic discrimination and prejudice, making it harder for his life long dream of being an astronaut. But we soon find that with courage and determination Vincent can rise up and live his dream despite being
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This is a perfect of prejudice; simply because Vincent was not genetically engineered he is not good enough to be an astronaut. This also shows how Vincent developed throughout the film and the fight of the underdog, from where he was, cleaning the floors to being an astounded astronaut. In this scene Vincent’s determination is shown when the head cleaner tells him not to clean the glass too well, to which Vincent replies "Yeah, but if the glass is clean, it'll be easier for you to see me when I'm on the other side of it!" An incredible moment portraying extreme amounts of courage would be when Anton and Vincent swam together again. This was a moving moment because of its sentimental values. It took great courage for Vincent to participate in such a meaningful event considering how life threatening it was the first time.
The only way Vincent could achieve his life-long dream of working at Gattaca was to take on the life of Jerome Morrow, a “valid” who has a remarkable genetic profile, this was not an easy task he had to go to extreme measures to leave no traces of his “in-valid’ DNA. A week before his scheduled flight the mission director was murdered and one of Jerome’s eyelashes were found. With the find of Vincent’s unexpected DNA brings the interest of the police, and he must avoid the growing security as his mission launch date approaches. The dedication and courage it took for

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