For the second essay you have a choice of writing about Gattaca or about Interview with the Vampire. The essay is due after we discuss both readings on the day of the second test.
- Vincent, Jerome, Irene and Anton faced ethical dilemmas due to living in a society where genetic manipulation is the norm and where individuals lacking the accepted genetic components are labeled de-generate and in-valid. How did each cope with his/her dilemma and what do their decisions have to say about the society they live in? How did Vincent’s decision not to follow the rules affect each of the characters?
- Louis, Lestat, Claudia and Armand are each searching for love and spiritual fulfillment through their relationships. What is each character’s view of love? Do their “love” relationships fulfill their expectations? Why or why not?