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The film Gattaca which was directed by Andrew Niccol gives viewers a warning about tampering with nature The director shows some of the things that can happen in a society thats based around perfection A warning is given about the discrimination that results from trying to create an elite race of people The film also deals with the issue of determination and its separation from genetics Finally it shows the detrimental pressure that is placed on the superior people as well as the assumption that a person would not be capable of doing anything bad if it was not in their genetic profile The film Gattaca gives a warning about the discrimination that results from tampering with nature In the film invalids who havent been genetically modified are presumed to be weak and incapable It is similar to the racism showed in todays society and is in some ways worse because there is almost no opportunity to prove yourself In the film when Vincent as Jerome applies for a job at Gattaca he goes expecting an interview but all he has to have is a DNA test for him to be accepted This creates an elitist attitude and even valid people cannot do all that they may want to Irene is a valid but she is still not as perfect as other valids so she doesnt have a full range of opportunities available As she puts it in the film an acceptable likelihood of heart failure The only trip Ill be taking is around the sun on this satellite Gattaca warns that the concept of relying entirely on genetics to make judgements about people results in overlooking important issues that cannot be determined by genetics Personal strength is ignored as a factor in the possible success of a person and it is thought that a tiny genetic defect makes you incapable of performing any task It is thought that your potential to perform
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