Gattaca Essay

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"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…show more content…
They don't have any dreams or desire. They don't even need to improve themselves to become whatever they want, it is all because their abilities have all been pre-determined in the laboratory before they were born. Even though Vincent starts to work here as a janitor due to his In-Validity, he keeps trying to get his dream by finding a "borrowed ladder, Jerome Morrow". Vincent's dream leads him to achieved as well as or better than many people who have been genetically engineered because of his human spirit. It is one of the things why it is important to leave nothing programmed. It is better to leave some of a child's abilities unprogrammed. It because natural conception produces humans that have spirits, emotions, and dreams. The scientist in Gattaca would think that leaving the child's abilities to chance is something stupid and they would not agree of that. However, the director shows clearly that is wiser to remain human. In this movie, he shows some examples such as Vincent beats Anton at swimming, Irene falls in love with Vincent even when she discovers that he is not who he says he is. Irene doesn't care who Vincent actually is, she's already fallen in love with Vincent's personality. Jerome supports Vincent in his dreams and is happy to die when he succeed, "I got the better end of the deal. I only lent you my body; you lent me your dreams". One more thing

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