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Symbolism in Gattaca

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Kirsty Reed

on 19 May 2016

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Transcript of Symbolism in Gattaca

SYMBOLS IN GATTACA
Think, Pair, Share
List as many symbols as you can remember from Gattaca
Gattaca Symbols
DNA sequence
Blood
Heart
Valid/Invalid
Stairs
DNA strand
Above/Below
Rules and conformity
Clean spaces
WHY DO WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SYMBOLISM???
What do symbols help us to understand?
Symbols help us to understand key ideas discussed in the texts that we explore

Symbols help filmmakers express complex ideas in ways that are easier for the audience to understand


How does the symbol of DNA help us to understand the film Gattaca?
Think, pair, share

YOUR TURN...
Choose a theme from the film Gattaca

Download the symbol template from your course page

Work in pairs to identify symbols that can be used to show the theme you have chosen
SYMBOLISM IN GATTACA
SYMBOLISM
Symbolism is a person, place, or object that stands for something beyond itself.
SYMBOLISM IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE...
Symbols allow writers to suggest layers and layers of meaning that a simple, literal statement could never get across.
DO NOW
Brainstorm examples of symbols that could be used to represent the following:

PEACE

LOVE

NEW ZEALAND

THE ENVIRONMENT
DO NOW: SYMBOLS
TODAY'S FOCUS
Explore how ideas in Gattaca are expressed using symbolism

SUCCESS CRITERIA

Define symbolism and explain how it is used in films

Identified symbols that can be used to represent an idea or theme from the film Gattaca
MRS REED'S KO WAI AU
YOUR TURN...
WRITE DOWN ONE THING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
Realising your dreams
Reflections
Write down your thoughts on the following:

What helps you the most with your learning in English?

One goal that you have for English this term
THEMES

Sibling rivalry
Discrimination
Determination
Loss of identity
Significance of friendship
YOUR TURN...
Choose a theme from the film Gattaca

Download the symbol template from your course page

Work in pairs to identify symbols that can be used to show the theme you have chosen
THEMES

Sibling rivalry
Discrimination
Determination
Loss of identity
Significance of friendship
GATTACA SYMBOLS
SYMBOLS
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