Gattaca Future Essay
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The story of Vincent shows in Gattaca that there is possibility of beating the genetic engineering system. Vincent is one of the last naturally born babies born into a sterile, genetically enhanced world, where life expectancy and disease likelihood are ascertained at birth. Myopic and due to die at 30, he has no chance of a career in a society that now discriminates against your genes, instead of your gender, race or religion. Vincent an invalid, dreams of working within Gattaca and making it into space. He combines with Jerome who was disabled in an accident to take his identity and live his life to enter the Gattaca Corporation. Vincent is selected for his lifelong desire, a manned mission to Titan.
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He gained help from the cleaner which took his cup of water, which was his previous boss when he was a cleaner at Gattaca.
Constantly passing gene tests by diligently using samples of Jerome's hair, skin, blood and urine, his now perfect world is thrown into increasing desperation, his dream within reach. The mission director is killed and he carelessly loses an eyelash at the scene, which puts Vincent/Jerome at the scene. Certain that they know the murderer's ID, but unable to track down the former Vincent, the police start to close in, with extra searches, and new gene tests. With the once in a lifetime launch only days away, Vincent must avoid arousing suspicion, while passing the tests, evading the police, and not knowing whom he can trust.
But as the film come to an end you could see Vincent’s valid perfect world was coming to a discrete stop by his brother trying to convict him of the fraud at Gattaca. Vincent unwilling tells Anton that it is to far now and that he has beaten the system to let him fly to space. All of Vincent’s and Jerome’s effort and hardship been put into this launch, and he would never let his own brother which was a genetically engineered male stop his path to his life long dream. Jerome shows how elitist the valid are and how they look down on
Genetic determinism provides the foundation for Andrew Niccol's science fiction film Gattaca. The film serves as a cautionary tale for modern society, by raising questions about genetic determinism, and the issues it could cause for us in the not-too-distant future. Niccol alerts the viewer to the concepts displayed in the film, including the burden of perfection, discrimination and the strength of the human spirit are raised, and allows the viewer to contemplate their own desires for a perfect future society.
While the 'invalids' of society suffer from discrimination, the 'valids' are forced to endure their own, unique hardship; the burden of perfection, which proves to detrimentally impact the elite. One of the most obvious victims of this burden was the wheelchair-bound demigod Jerome Morrow. With superb genetic gifts, such as "a heart of an ox" and "IQ off the register", Jerome is genetically determined for glory. However, he sunk into a life of self-loathing abuse, finding solace in alcohol after placing second in a swimming race. When the viewer first meets Jerome, he is displayed as attractive man, miserably confined to a wheelchair. He appears from behind a pillar, as if he was concealing himself from the shame of his...
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