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Disempowered and empowered: Gattca

Please respond to questions below.

This class is "Disabilities and Society"

a. Individuals are disempowered because of the group they belong. Children are the group with the least power in our society. What makes them have so little power?

b. What are the elements of a group being disempowered? How do you empower someone that is disempowered? Use the characters in the two movies (Gattca, and Murder ball) as examples of how someone can be disempowered and empowered.

Example: Characters in Gattca

- - Vincent Freeman is cast into society's redundant section as being an "invalid", however he overcomes this burden of uselessness, and uses his strong will to drive him forward to achieving his dream of flying to Titan. By "borrowing" the identity of Jerome Morrow, he overcomes the sacrifices and hardships by concentrating on the glory of achieving his dream and in his own mind, proving everyone else wrong. This movie is to show how Vincent "exceeds his potential" as he overcomes the imprisonment of his genes, and forges himself a worthy life.

-- Vincent was naturally conceived and brought into the world, his future as an in-valid was certain from minutes after his birth.
- Jerome Eugene Morrow is on the opposite end of the genetic scale as he is a genetically elite athlete. Eugene a "Valid" is almost the perfect human being, in terms of his genes as he "possesses a genetic composition second to none." However, he was injured, and cannot use his legs.

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1.Individuals are disempowered because of the group they belong. Children are the group with the least power in our society. What makes them have so little power? What are the elements of a group being disempowered? How do you empower someone that is disempowered? Use the characters in the two movies (Gattca, and Murder ball) as examples of how someone can be disempowered and empowered.

a. Children are the group with the least power in our society. What makes them have so little power?

Empowerment is "a multi-dimensional social process that helps people gain control over their own lives. ...

Solution Summary

By example and discussion, this solution responds to the two questions addressing aspects of the two concepts: disempowered and empowered using characters in "Gattca' as examples.

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