Do you believe that it is possible to accomplish anything if you give it 110%? I think yes. Gattaca and The House of the Scorpion showed many similarities around that overall theme. Not just between the characters but in the plot too!
The characters that I saw lots of similarities between each other were Matt, Tam Lin, El Patron, and a little bit of Celia. We can begin with Matt. I think Vincent really represented Matt because of their similar worldviews. For example, Vincent showed the characteristic of never, ever, giving up. He would find a problem and try and try until he got around it. He would always know what to do. Just like when they were at the dance, the detectives broke in and told everyone to not move. Vincent (or Jerome at the time) went out of the back entrance and managed to beat up the guard who was guarding the back entrance. Matt shows similar goals in the book, just like when Matt and Chacho were thrown into the bone pit. Matt never gave up and eventually, he made it out (with the help of others, though). He also made sure that Chacho made it out alive. Vincent also made sure that Irene made it out alive.
For Tam Lin, I think that he is the real Jerome Morrow because he assisted Vincent in reaching his goals. Jerome allowed Vincent to make himself identical to Jerome so that Vincent could go to space. Tam Lin also did this for Matt so that Matt did not have to do the surgery for El Patron. This part may be a stretch but they both did kill themselves at the end. Although, they did do it for different reasons. Jerome did it because he was always 2nd best and Tam Lin did it because the moral consequences of accidentally killing the children were too powerful. This also shows that they did have different personal beliefs.
The plot also had many similarities such as how genetics played a huge role in changing the beliefs that each of the characters had. In Gattaca, the genetics were shown by people being chosen in the womb. The only problem with this is that is would change the fates of the people. For example, Vincent had a 99% chance of dying at the age of 30 due to Heart Failure.
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