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Pocohantas Essay In this essay I will be comparing and contrasting the Journal of John Smith and the Disney movie Pocohantas They are both major and minor differences in the movie and the book The Journal of John Smith starts out with him telling about long and hard trip was John Smiths leader was a selfish man and wasnt concerned about anything or anyone other than gold He called all the Indians savages and had no regard or respect for any of them Also John Smith had no respect for the Indians and also called them names Well his view of Indians changed when he met the Indians chief daughter Pocohantas They fell in love with one another but could not be together because of the differences of their people Later on Pocohantas loved John smith that she tried to protect him when the Indians were going to kill him She succeeded but unfortunately John Smith was later killed by a gunpowder accident The Disney movie had somethings in common with Johns Smiths Journal For example John and his crew did travel on a ship that was a hard Journey and his captain was a selfish man His captain didnt have any respect for the Indians also But although very similar they are different in the ways that they in the journal Pocohantas didnt have any real animal friends Also in the movie at the end instead of John Smiths accidental gunpowder incident afflicted upon himself he was accidentally shot by the Captain of his ship Also in the movie he did not die The Indians and the white men did end up getting along and being friends Even though the Disney movie was much more pleasant than the real story of John Smith and Pocohantas it is very misleading It should have been made to let kids know the truth But I think both the movie and the book are excellent resources to
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