Induvial Blog Post #6 Protagonists Compare and Contrast
Welcome back viewers, in this post I will be discussing the Protagonists in The House of the Scorpion and in the film we just watched Gattaca staring Ethan Hawke. As you may know the protagonist in The House of the Scorpion is Matt. Matt shares some of the same qualities the protagonist in Gattaca has. The protagonist is a degenerate who goes by the name Jerome, but this is his fake identity, his real name is Vincent and the reason he became a degenerate is because he has a dream of going to space but unfortunately due to a heart condition he isn’t able too. He starts taking DNA from somebody by the name of Jerome so that Vincent can pretty much have his body and his genes so he is able to fulfil his dream of going into space. Some qualities that Matt and Jerome/Vincent share is that they both genetically inferior and that they both tried extremely hard to be where they are today. I think that both protagonists are kind of the same because they both are discriminated against for being genetically incompetent but they take different approaches on how they deal with it. One of them goes the route of being a degenerate so he can get accepted by making his genes better and the other one goes the route of getting others to try and except him for who he is. I think that both methods are great, Matt try’s getting people to accept him for who he is but Jerome/Vincent keeps on trying and trying to get accepted into Gattaca even though he has a weak heart, horrible genes and a low life expectancy. In conclusion, both protagonists are both different and unaccepted. I think that even if your genetically different you should still be able to have the same opportunities as everyone else and shouldn’t be discriminated against just for that.