In the future, the movie Gattaca is where genetically modifying people is the norm. This creates many problems in the movie. Some of the problems are that people who don’t get genetically modified are discriminated against. So with that problem, the protagonist who's named is Vincent is trying to overcome this. Vincent was not genetically modified making it more likely that he would die of heart failure and other diseases at a young age. So a few years went by and Vincent got a brother. The brother was supposed to be perfect and better than Vincent in every way. He and his brother had multiple swimming competitions to see how far they could swim out. Vincent’s brother Anton did better than Vincent until one day when Anton lost and Vincent had to save him. With that win, he began to believe in himself and he was able to start to realize his dream. He snuck into Gattaca by impersonating Jerome who was supposed to be the best person who was ever made. He worked his way up the ladder to become the number one flight director. Nearing the launch window the mission director was killed because of the budgets cuts he was going to make to the program. During the investigation, Vincent was careless and forgot an eyelash in the hall. When the investigators found Vincent’s eyelash they thought that Vincent killed the mission director because he eyelash was not genetically modified. Vincent had to hide and act like a “normal” person so that he wouldn't be caught and go to jail. At the end, everything works out and Vincent finds his way into space.
This movie has many similarities with the book The House Of The Scorpion. Both the protagonist in Gattaca and The House Of The Scorpion have overcome their differences so that they can follow their dreams. Matt’s dream is to be treated equality as the rest of the people he knows. Vincent’s dream is to be able to go into space. Both of these protagonists have to fight both physical discrimination and verbal discrimination to complete their dreams. A common theme that both of these stories have is that the protagonists have to overcome the stereotypes that society places on them. They also share the same worldview element. The worldview element that they hold close to themselves is that sources of ethical wisdom. This is because in both these of stories they are seen as different. So they are battling what they think is right and what is wrong. With these similar characteristics, there is also some differences. Matt in The House Of The Scorpion is a clone whereas Vincent is not. Vincent uses more violent ways to solve his problems whereas Matt solves his problem in a more peaceful way. So Matt and Vincent are both very different and same way in many ways.