Gender In The Movie Gattact

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The plot of the movie Gattact begins “in the not-too-distant-future where, genetic engineering in humans is common and DNA determines a person's social class, Vincent is conceived and born without the aid of this technology.” Vincent Freeman, the lead character, is fighting the physical deterioration of a congenital heart problem, and a short life expectancy is emanate. The only way he can achieve his lifelong dream of going to space, is to break the law and claim the identity of a "valid" person with the appropriate genetic code. Jerome Morrow, a famous swimmer had a nearly perfect genetic profile. Despite his physical abilities he attempted to commit suicide, yet he still lived and became paralyzed from the waist down. Vincent felt he could easily assume…show more content…
Though, I noticed it did not matter the race or gender of the person it only mattered if you had heart problems or a family history of cancer. “This film is a reflection of discrimination in the work environment, and the things you need to do in order to gain access to the career you want”. The storyline presents a strong message that race, class, and gender play significant roles in society. Some believe that everyone is judged based on these three factors. Many think this should not be the case, but do you honestly want an airline pilot with a major heart problem to fly you across the Atlantic Ocean? There is a risk to the public if the right person is not hired for a specific job. Although, it was illegal to discriminate based on genetics in the movie, Gattaca still picked it workers based on their genetic traits to meet their standards. After thinking and reviewing the movie again, it made me feel some of the story was similar to the Jim Crow and racial rights movements. I hope at some point there will be no discrimination between the human races, who knows when it will happen or if it ever

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