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Gina SchollSociology 1100-NET06Sci-Fi Essay #1GattacaIn the movie Gattaca, the societyis discriminatedagainst, however this discriminationis not based on a person’s raceor ethnicity, but it is based on each individuals DNA. In a societywhere parents can determine your genetic makeup through technology, those who are conceived “naturally” are considered less valuable, therefore making the children that are conceived with genetic assistance the dominant culture, also run by the Gattaca corporation and the “naturally” conceived children the subculture. At Gattaca, your genes are what determine your value in the society, and what determines your offering of a job at this corporation, which can also be referred to as social devaluation. Gattaca uses a normative approachon what they think “ought to be” in society.Vincent does not accept his fate. He never has since his childhood, and even through his adolescentyears he has always been in competition with his genetically altered brother Anton.

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