Analysis Of The Movie ' Pocahontas '

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If anyone has heard of the name John Smith, then the movie Pocahontas probably comes to mind. Those who know about the movie are familiar with the fact that he plays as the love of Pocahontas’s life. In reality, that was not all that he was. Captain John Smith lived from January 9, 1580 to June, 1631. After a merchant’s apprenticeship, Smith was determined to live a life of combat and serve with the English Army abroad. At work as a soldier for hire, Smith ultimately embarked on a campaign against the Turks in Hungary, where he was captured and enslaved. He was sent to what is now Istanbul and served a tenderhearted mistress who did not want Smith to be her slave, which led to being sent to her brother’s home, where he was to do involuntary farm work. After receiving harsh behavior from his master, Smith murdered him and got away, eventually returning to England in the early 1600s. He was an English explorer and soldier, and one of the founders of the Jamestown, Virginia, settlement. Smith met with Captain Bartholomew Gosnold, who was entangled with organizing a colony sponsored by the Virginia Company of London that would be sent to America. Smith was made part of a multi-person council that would govern the alliance, whose purpose was to generate profit in the form of mineral wealth and goods. Smith also led expeditions exploring Chesapeake Bay and the New England coast. Smith was one of 105 settlers who sailed from England on December 19, 1606, and arrived in

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