How does Vincent Freeman resist the dystopian elements of his world, and how does this compare or differ from the efforts of the protagonist from the novel you have read in this unit?

Respond to two of the following questions with 100- to 150-word quick-writes. Seek to ground your remarks in specific examples/quotations from the film (Gattaca) and your novel (1984).

1. What is significant about the letters in the title Gattaca? You will notice there are only four unique letters in it: G, A, T, and C. While this isnt a Science class, it is a scientific reference to something pertaining to DNA you might recall from Biology. What do you think the use of these letters in the title of the film implies about its major themes?

2. How does Vincent Freeman resist the dystopian elements of his world, and how does this compare or differ from the efforts of the protagonist from the novel you have read in this unit?

3. Fire plays a significant symbolic role in nearly every text in this unit. What is its significance in Gattaca, and how does its use compare to its depiction in the novel you have read in this unit?

4. What dilemmas does Vincent face in Gattaca, and what things does he ultimately lose or have to sacrifice for his vision of a greater good? How does this compare or differ from the losses and sacrifices of the protagonist in the novel you have read in this unit?

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