Study of Orwell and Gattaca

How has your study of Orwell’s 1984 and Niccol’s Gattaca enhanced your understanding of the values and contexts of both texts?
Futuristic texts have shaped the mainstream ways of thinking and have enhanced our perception of the contexts they are set in. We are able to make our judgments on preceding social conventions and values by the literary devices in these texts. The removal of humanity in Andrew Niccol’s film Gattaca (1997) is significant to our perception of recognising standards of futuristic America. George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty Four (1984) portrays power and control of the government against individuals as an influential value relevant to the post war era. Therefore our ability to comprehend these mainstream ways of thinking is enhanced by the archetypal elements of both texts.
The removal of human traits and identity influences our perception of the contextual influences in both Niccol’s Gattaca and Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four. In Gattaca, composer Niccol utilises technological advancements in the late twentieth century to reflect the distancing of individuals from reality. Anton’s genetic superiority over his brother, Vincent is illustrated through a long shot of Anton with his parents in contrast to a close up shot of Vincent. This technique emphasises the widespread use of family relationships during the context. Religion, an essence of purity, is another central concern relevant to our knowledge of the twentieth century. The use of a close up shot of the Christian Cross symbolises the existing values of faith and trust inherent within our traditional culture. However such puritanical views are juxtaposed by the cumulative listing of the baby’s disorders in “attention deficit eighty nine percent probability, heart disorder ninety nine percent probability”. The means of science to shift values away from religious morals is essential to our understanding of the implications of technology during the setting.  
Similarly Orwell in his...