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The Double Life of Pocahontas

characters Ñ The Double Life of Pocahontas Rlds Pocahontas was eventually torn between her new life and the culture that shaped he. The story of Pocahontas has always been fascinating How did one woman manage to build relations with the settlers who came to America Jean Fritz writes a well researched novel about the life of Pocahontas her role as an ambassador and the circumstances of her timeFrom the moment the English settlers arrive in Jamestown which they name after their king life is bound to change for the native tribes Some manage to trade goods and communicate through sign language with the newcomers others attack them and often suffer losses As time goes on what crystallizes is a human struggle for power whose land is it who is in charge and who owns which resources The settler s preconceptions and plans soon prove hard to realize There is a huge disconnect between he intentions expectations they have from London and the harsh reality within the settlementThe native Americans worship their god Okee with all devotion and effort The strong connection between their faith and their nature based lifestyle is fascinating Unfortunately the settlers have the conviction that converting to tribes to Christianity is part of their mission They pursue this goal with a big sense of entitlement but with very little successThe character of Pocahontas is described as a headstrong confident woman At the beginning of the story she lives a joyful protected life and is eager to meet and help the settlers But as the plot unfolds and the conflict between both parties interests becomes apparent both the English and her own people let her down time and again Eventually Pocahontas is abducted and forced to convert to Christianity She becomes a lonely isolated woman in a culture that keeps her at a distance For anyone who loves the Walt Disney adaptation of Pocahontas this book might feel like a shock Things are not as romantic and pretty as they are in the movie John Smith seems less a noble minded settler and a cold hearted warrior John Rolfe who becomes Pocahontas second husband initially adores her but never actually tries to understand who she is And Powhatan the wise honorable chief of the natives tribe and Pocahontas father puts her in a lot of danger by involving her in his politics Once she has been abducted he offers a few gifts to get her back but when this proves unsuccessful he leaves her with the settlers without further negotiation The tone of this novel is informational at times even a bit too distant from the inner lives of the characters There are many instances where the author s sense of humor mostly irony hits home and lightens the mood but at other times it seems macabreOne of the things I missed is a coherent flowing narrative Because the story is based on historical evidence and credible sources which do not offer 100% of information on what actually happened there are gaps and jumps in the story that feel a bit disorienting Moreover I had the impression the the story is mainly about John Smith and less about Pocahontas herself probably because he left a written record of his experience while she did not

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characters Ñ The Double Life of Pocahontas In a story that is as gripping as it is historical Jean Fritz reveals the true life of. The Double Life of Pocahontas written by Jean Fritz is a good depiction of the life of Pocahontas from a different view than we are used to as children Fritz does a good job describing the events in Pocahontas life and her eagerness to understand two different cultures Fritz uses words such as maybe and might to show that she is making assumptions and does not know for sure I feel that this would be a good book for students to read to better understand the story of Pocahontas from two different cultures It shows how she was trying to live two different lives but it became to much for her If i were to use this in a classroom I would recommend this for older students probably fifth middle school ages There is lots of text and information so I feel that older students would understand this better They would also be able to differentiate this story and information from the tale of Pocahontas that they have heard throughout their childhood This would be a great story for students to read who are from a different culture living in another culture They would be able to relate to the hardships that they may have to face just as Pocahontas did

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characters Ñ The Double Life of Pocahontas Pocahontas Though at first permitted to move freely between the Indian and the white wo. Maybe 35Pocahontas lived a short life but in her 20 something years on earth she left a lasting impression on at least two cultures which impression is explored in this book based on the history of the Native American princess including her intervention regarding John Smith her eventual marriage to John Rolfe and life in London and her untimely deathIt was hard to track down a good authoritative book on the true life and history of Pocahontas when I reached that movie in my Disney source material read through and since we have a new local library now I kind of had to choose from what was available Having said that it seems like this short book is pretty thorough when it comes to the basics of this influential person s life story It covers aspects of her life from a very young age as a playful princess of the forest to the time of her death as an Englishwoman with a new culture religion and name It also confused me at first sometimes sounding like a novel other times like a journal other times like a history lesson and it never really found its true voice even by the end It felt like the author had done her research but the way it was presented seemed a little dry even for a historical story It was hard to follow all the names and dates and locations and it seemed like she could have written it in a way that would make it a little cohesive as a story while still staying faithful to the events that happened in the early 1600s Also the writing was a little odd at times with random sentence fragments here and there that seemed to interrupt the flow of the storytelling even It seemed like a literary device decision that should probably have been rethought a few times The illustrations by Ed Young were soft and effective while reading though they re very few and didn t leave a lasting impression even just a few days laterAs far as Disney s adaptation goes I have always loved it as a work of art and will probably defend it until the day I die Sure they romanticized it and turned it into Romeo Juliet than it probably was but I don t care They borrowed from Shakespeare for The Lion King and that worked out just fine I think Pocahontas s animation is some of Disney s best props to Glen Keane and the music and visual style and artistry of the world they created is fantastic Yes it s a little heavy handed at times with the PC elements which normally annoys me but at its heart it s a love story that doesn t need to tie everything up perfectly which I think is pretty beautiful For the record I think it s better with the If I Never Knew You scenes included Why they thought taking those out in the first place was a good idea is beyond meThis brief but fairly comprehensive history of Pocahontas outlines the facts pretty clearly but that s just about all it does It doesn t read very smoothly and it could be presented in a interesting and literary format but it still explores and sheds light on an influential and somewhat mysterious historical figure and although the few illustrations aren t totally memorable they re a nice and effective inclusion in context


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    Download The Double Life of Pocahontas The Double Life of Pocahontas (PDF) This book was a truthful account of the life of Pocahontas as well as her relationship with John Smith It dismisses myths about any romance which have been widespread and depicts her life as it actually was using accounts from John Smith and others as a resource Beyond describing Pocahontas the book paints a pic

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    Download The Double Life of Pocahontas The Double Life of Pocahontas (PDF) Read Á eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ê Jean Fritz Genre BiographySummary Pocahontas is an Indian Princess who once lived a life free of English settlers One day they begin to arrive and her life changes with new people trading entertaining being captured and one day marrying one Crit

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