Jamestown Movie Analysis

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Jamestown In the film The New World directed by Terrence Malick, three ships are approaching Virginia from London to establish a colony in the New World. The three ships carried 105 passengers and 39 crew members, one passenger being Captain John Smith. However, Captain John Smith was below deck in chains due to being sentenced to death once arriving at land. Luckily, Smith was forgiven by the leader of the expedition, Christopher Newport. After a few days of being on land Christopher Newport travels back to England for more supplies. Leaving John Ratcliff in command while Newport is in a voyage. Due to a lack of supplies Captain John Smith has to gather up a small group of men to a seek trade on the river. While traveling on the river, John…show more content…
Chief Powhatan was notified of his daughter’s incarceration and exchange cost. Powhatan instantly approves to the demands of the open negotiations by the English. Once again Smith and Pocahontas spending much time with each other and renew their love. While living in Jamestown, she was taught The English language, and religion. Captain Newport returns providing John Smith with an offer to lead his own expedition finding a passage. John Smith’s facial expressions provide complications of being torn between love and his career, but selects to return to England. However, before leaving for England he gives instructions to a settler, advising him to tell Pocahontas several days later that he has died in the…show more content…
Both men and women kept three holes in each earlobe, where they commonly wore anything they valued. Women acted as barbers, using sharp edges of two shells to scrape hair on the head until it parted and plucked body hair with tweezers made of mussel shells. Additional responsibilities of the women were to plant and harvest corn, beans, gather wood, make pottery, and food. The men undertook any task beyond the physical capability of their women, such as chopping a tree, making a dig out canoe, and hunting and
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