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English 2 essay (ass 2 )

  1. 1. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN THE DESIGN SCHOOL FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT NAME: CHIA WEE MIN STUDENT ID NO: 0315186 FILMS SELECTED: “Pocahontas I” & “Pocahontas II” WORD COUNT: 748 WORDS ENGLISH 2 (ENGL 0205) WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: COMPARE – CONTRAST ESSAY LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA SUBMISSION DATE: 5TH DECEMBER 2013 ( 10TH DECEMBER 2013, Tuesday )
  2. 2. Pre Writing Contrast in Setting - “Pocahontas I” the setting is mainly in the New World ( Jamestown) This is the place where Pocahontas met John Smith. As for “Pocahontas II”, The setting is mainly in London This is the place where Pocahontas meet King James Contrast in genre - “Pocahontas I” is more about romance. It is a story about how they met and what difficulties they face and how they apart. For “Pocahontas II” is more on adventure. This is the first adventure for Pocahontas travelling to London Other than that the journey was as smooth as Pocahontas thought. She did not managed to meet King James and then she was imprisoned. Contrast in clothings - For “Pocahontas I” the tribe traditional Indian clothing and the English attire were equally shown. For “Pocahontas II” the clothing were mainly the 1600s English attire, even Pocahontas was wearing the English clothing during the ball.
  3. 3. “Pocahontas I” is a 1995 American animated epic musical romance-drama film. It was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. This is the first animated feature Disney film that based on a real history character of the Native American woman Pocahontas and features a fictionalized of her encounter with Englishman John Smith and the story continues in “Pocahontas ll”, Journey to a New World and encounter with another Englishman called John Rolfe. Although they both are Pocahontas series, they both difference by, setting, genre and lastly the clothing. First, is the setting of the movie. For “Pocahontas l”, the movie was set in 1607 and mainly focusing at the New World. The movie begin with the Susan Constant sailed to the New World from England carrying British settlers of Virginia Company which captain John Smith and Governor Ratcliffe were among them. At the New World, Ratcliffe had the fortress Jamestown built and immediately had the crewmen to dig for gold whereas John Smith departs to explore the wildness of the New World and at there he met Pocahontas. At the New World, one tribe warrior was killed by the colonist and John Smith was captured. Chief Powhatan decided to execute Smith at sunrise but Pocahontas threw herself in the way just as Chief Powhatan was going to execute Smith and the war was stopped. As for “Pocahontas II”, the setting was basically in London which was different from the New World. A young diplomat, John Rolfe was send to the New World to bring Chief Powhatan to England for negotiation but he refused to accompany and Pocahontas took his place instead believing that she can bring peace between the 2 nations and this is where Pocahontas started her journey to England. In England, John Rolfe left Pocahontas at his mansion and meets with King James and the Queen, but King James refuse to meet with Pocahontas instead he invited Rolfe and Pocahontas to an upcoming ball and promised he will prevent the armada from
  4. 4. sailing to Jamestown if Pocahontas impressed him by acting “civilized” but if not, he will declare war. At first Pocahontas almost managed to prevent the war but it was a failure. She was sent to prison in the Tower of London and King James declared war on the Powhatan tribe. Pocahontas was then rescued by Rolfe and a hooded stranger, John Smith which Pocahontas thought that he is dead. Pocahontas and Rolfe decide to try and stop the war and finally the war was stopped. Next is the genre for the movie. For the genre, “Pocahontas I” touches more on romance whereas “Pocahontas II” touches more on adventure. When comes to romance there comes a handsome guy. Pocahontas met John Smith in the New World and they fell in love and the movie continues with their love moment but Pocahontas’s father, Chief Powhatan forbidden their love. When Chief Powhatan was about to execute Smith, Pocahontas protects him with her life. John Smith was injured when trying to save Chief Powhatan and was forced to return home to receive medical treatment. Although they love each other, Pocahontas chose to stay with her tribe when Smith asked Pocahontas to come along. As for “Pocahontas II”, Pocahontas came out from Jamestown and went to a new place called London with John Rolfe for negotiation. The journey in England was not as smooth as Pocahontas thought. She cannot meet King James as she wished as King James refused to meet her. King James invited them to ball too test whether Pocahontas is being civilized and unfortunately, Pocahontas was sent to prison. Pocahontas was then saved by John Smith and John Rolfe. So “Pocahontas II is more bound to adventure rather than romance. Last but not least, these two movie different from clothing. In “Pocahontas I”
  5. 5. The costumes are balance for both Chief Powhatan’s tribe clothing and the English clothing during 1600s. John Smith, Governor Ratcliffe and those crewmen who came to the New World were wearing the English clothing whereas Pocahontas and Chief Powhatan’s tribe were wearing their traditional Indian attire. But for “Pocahontas II”, the clothing is more focusing on the English wearing. Pocahontas was also in English attire when she attended the ball invited by King James. In a nutshell, “Pocahontas I” and “Pocahontas II” different in settings, genre and clothing. These differences make us to understand and know more about the history. We can still enjoy the same character but experiencing different culture, story and history. Reference Pocahontas (character) - Disney Wiki. (2012). Retrieved December 5, 2013, from http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Pocahontas_(character) Pocahontas (1995). (2011). Retrieved December 5, 2013, from http://www.movieweb.com/movie/pocahontas Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (2013). Retrieved December 5, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocahontas_II:_Journey_to_a_New_World

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