Thursday, May 30, 2019
Gattaca The Movie And Discrimination :: essays research papers
In the movie Gattaca the main character Anton was discriminated against because of his gene makeup. Anton never even had a chance in the society in Gattaca because the potential drop employees of companies were not tested on their skills or knowledge but on their physical and mental possibilities. The same society also used derogatory terms for people like Anton. Just because his parents decided that he would come into the world naturally instead of through gene therapy or alteration. Terms like credence birth and invalid were used against Anton. I think gene therapy has it promises, but when used in the fashion as it was used in the Gattaca I think its progress should be carefully monitored. Right now sheep and other animals are being cloned. Soon primates and Humans could be cloned. I think we should further investigate valet cloning for research on the parenting process and other physiological experiments that can only be used now on identical twins marooned at birth. These experiments when used could be used to gain insight on what our genes determine in our personalities. I also think that the achievement of us tenderity cloning ourselves would be a great achievement for the entire human race such as it was when we landed on the moon in 1969.In the movie Gattaca they barely showed the moral consequences of the actions. Antons father showed more pride in his brother than Anton, but what about Anton making friends, was he doomed to be a social outcast in friendships also? The second rate swimmer so depressed by being second in a race almost committed suicide, what about him? The movie never revealed how poor nations around the world dealt with eventually becoming a nation of an inferior human race. The movie pretty much shows how Hitlers plan of creating a perfect human race would be like. The movie does show some positives though. A all-night lifetime full of health was promised to all planned pregnancies.