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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender & Women's Studies · 7 years ago

GS, a question about Pocahontas: Why did she not run away with John Smith at the end? I thought they were in love or something?

Why did they just go their separate ways?

Alsooo, do you think she should have chosen John Smith, Kocoum, or John Rolfe?

Here's John Smith:


And John Rolfe:

I think she was crazy to not go with Kocoum (because he's so fine), but then I faced facts and realized she was not going to pick anyone but Smith, until...

I swear John Rolfe came out of nowhere just to ruin the whole thing. I felt the whole plot of the second movie was too forced, like they're trying too hard. Your thoughts? Your preferred man?

4 Answers

  • Jack
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    "GS, a question about Pocahontas: Why did she not run away with John Smith at the end? I thought they were in love or something?"

    Are you talking about the Disney version?

    If so, didn't "Colors of the Wind" kind of say everything that needed to be said about this?

    "Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest.

    Come taste the sun sweet berries of the earth.

    Come roll in all the riches all around you,

    and for once never wonder what they're worth.

    The rainstorm and the river are my brothers.

    The heron and the otter are my friends.

    And we are all connected to each other,

    inner circles in a hoop that never ends."

    I mean who would give that sail on a ship with a sick man you can't help, who came from a world that had none of that? She made a friend, but he wasn't exactly a love if I'm not mistaken...and she loved her going with him really had nothing to offer her that was better than what she had already.

    So yeah, if she had abandoned her family and people, the way of life she loved and knew, for this unknown with a man who she really only looked as a friend and potentially as a lover whom she could teach, I don't think it would've exactly made much sense.

    And besides, wasn't John Smith voiced by Mel Gibson? Yikes...I'm thinking she kinda dodged a bullet there, don't you think? ROFL!!!

    As for who she should've chosen...I wouldn't presume to make that choice. If you forced me to choose, I think Pocahontas would've been better suited to life with Kocoum, though if John Smith had stayed with the tribe, who knows, eh?

  • 7 years ago

    Well in real life, Pocahontas was about 10-12 at the time, and John Smith was actually fat and hairy. There was no physical attraction between the two, and Pocahontas did not meet John Rolfe until she was older.

    In terms of the Disney film's bastardization of history to make the film more palatable to children, probably just because they wanted to tell the story that way.

  • 7 years ago

    I think she should have stayed with her tribe and with Kocoum, but John Smith was cool. I agree, Rolfe ruined everything.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    How old are you?

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