Movie Fact or Fiction: Pocahontas
By: Kevin Cruz
Pocahontas Movie Summary
Reason I Chose This Movie
The love story between Pocahontas and John Smith were altered to fit the whole "love theme" of the story. Pocahontas was only 10 when the British came into the new world and her and John Smith were not even romanitically involved. In real life however, she did in fact marry an English tobacco planter by the name of John Rolfe. Also the British seemed very hostile and seemed like their main priorities were to steal resources and kill Native Americans until the end of the movie. Kocoum, the native Pocahontas was supposed to marry but never did in the movie were actually married before She met John Rolfe.
The movie has historically accurate facts in the movie for a lot of aspects but the romance between Pocahontas and Smith was inaccurate because they were never together and just changed it to fit for a love story. They should've made a love story with John Rolfe and Pocahontas instead, and make the sailors (besides John Smith) to seem less hostile.
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