Gattaca Notes Essay

* Within our DNA, we already have all the information that will determine our future.

* With genetic engineering, we can determine our future, from looks to how long we’ll live for. * Gattaca puts this idea into practice and shows what society will be like, where there’s discrimination based on genetic. * Set in the “not-too distant future” * Introduced to Vincent, an invalid, who is rejected due to his imperfections. * He assumes the identity of a valid, Jerome Morrow, and pursues his dream of going to space. He manages to resolve his relationship with Irene, Anton and achievement his goal of going to space.

* Starts with a focus on flakes of skin, nails and hair. * With “The Not-Too Distant Future”, we think of a cool, robotic setting. * First few scenes show us what Vincent has to endure to survive.

* The visual style focuses our attention to basic themes and ideas * The backgrounds have an emphasis on space, cleanliness and order. * Society which rejects disorder, chaos and imperfections. Echoes of voices and footsteps makes the world seem hollow and lacking warmth * “You are the authority on what’s not possible” * Tells how Irene has been living according to society, limiting herself. * She releases that society is stopping her from reaching her full potential. * “I never saved anything for the swim back”* Shows how Vincent is more human, as he has the human spirit, desire for success and the mental commitment. * Vincent is dedicated to prove society and science wrong.

* Represents the natural, emotional and spiritual Has more human qualities than Anton, such as ambition, determination, discipline and desire * Irene has everything to offer the world, but her heart defect limits her from ever reaching her full potential. * Cool and distant, with crisp manner and restrained appearance. * She is influenced by Vincent when she finds out his true identity, which opens her eyes to her possibilities. * She becomes assertive, compassionate and in tune with her humanity. * Jerome is bitter, angry and destined for self-destruction * From Vincent, he understands the nature of struggling Anton is arrogant and conceit* He’s seen as a failure as he’s missing the most human of traits, the essential humanity * Questions whether we should mess with our genetics * Although it seems perfect, what will we do with in-valids? * Shows a society with a discrimination down to a science * Plays with identity, where Vincent, an in-valid, becomes a valid * Jerome yearns for the joy that Vincent can experience * There is a lack of individuality, where there is a great emphasis on the drone-like workers