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  • But the life and times of this Native American Princess was not only interesting but very inspirational

    • by Susanna Frank
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      The 2005 film “The New World” starring Collin Ferrell, Christian Bale and Q’orianka Kilcher is a beautifully romantic tale that captures the rough and heart breaking story of Pocahontas. Not only was this story a version of Pocahontas that perhaps many are not familiar with, but shows in depth how the life of a young Native American Princess changed her tribes as well as all those that she came across.

      In this film, Q’orianka Kilcher portrays a young Pocahontas, a free spirit though reserved Native American Princess who falls in love with an English man, John Smith (Collin Ferrell). Smith and his fellow English comrades have come to Virginia in search of


      new lands to make prosperous. When Smith is sent to the Native American camp to try and rid the Englishmen of the them, he falls in love with Pocahontas and returns to the English village changed. However, his love for her is somehow forgotten when he is away from her. Pocahontas is sent away from her tribe for giving the Englishmen the seeds in order to grow crops on their lands, and a war breaks out against the Native American’s and the English settlers. As the story unfolds, Pocahontas is bought from a neighboring tribe in order to keep the Native American’s away from the settlement, knowing that the king will ...

      • not put Pocahontas in danger and therefore won’t attack. Smith decides to leave the settlement when he is no longer in power, and tells the men to tell Pocahontas that he drowned. This is where she finds a new love in John Rolfe, who loves her and is kind to her. They marry, have a son, and are invited to England to meet the king and queen, and John Smith calls upon her now that it is known that he is alive. Just when we think that Pocahontas has found love in John Rolfe, she comes down with an illness from the voyage across the seas and dies.

        The ending is not

        one that would be described as happy. But the life and times of this Native American Princess was not only interesting but very inspirational. She was broken from being banned from her tribe and her people, broken when John Smith lied to her about drowning, and still she prevailed and inspired many people in The New World. While she said very little, her facial expressions and emotion she portrayed was very real and therefore told the viewers how she was feeling during each scene.

        No doubt that this film will put a new light on Pocahontas and show viewers how it was difficult it would be to be placed in her shoes.




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