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An Analysis of Themes in the Film Gattaca

Summary: Discusses the Hollywood film Gattaca, starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman and directed by Andrew Niccol. Analyzes the irony that the imperfect Vincent achieves the most in the perfect world designed to eliminate imperfection.
``The world of Gattaca is focused on genetic perfection, yet it is the imperfect Vincent who achieves most.'

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In the film, Gattaca, Niccol illustrates a world dominated by the pursuit of genetic perfection and where discrimination is "down to a science." Genetic engineering is exploited by the wealthy and is seen as the only path to perfection. Those who cannot afford it, or who are conceived "in love" are treated as the lower caste of society. However, Vincent's dream and the eventual realisation of it, shows us that it is the imperfect who are able to achieve the most. This is most evident when we compare Vincent with "valids" like his brother Anton, or with Eugene who claims he was not meant to be "one step down on the podium."

Niccol places much emphasis on the character of Vincent and...

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