I still continuously see people remarking on Pocahontas "lack of personality."
It has been a little mais uncommon, but just for the other nonbelievers, I decided to write this. I know many will beg to differ, but it's just the way I see it. If you have any reason to disagree, go ahead and leave a comment. I'm up to defend her. XD Okay, I'll quit rambling on and actually start the article. The Start
We first begin to see Pocahontas' personality in the very beginning. She leaves us with a lasting first impression. We can see how she is connected to nature from the very start. Seeing her jump off the cliff shows Pocahontas' mais adventurous side. She is playful throughout the scene with Nakoma. That is just the start. Also, Pocahontas is always being playful and having fun with Nakoma. Inquisitive, Too
Pocahontas has as much as a curious side as any other princess. Most of the time, people overlook this trait. She is is not only desiring to know about the white men, but especially John Smith. The way she speaks to him and messes around with his capacete shows how curious she is.
Her Most Noticeable Trait
"It's a helmet." -John Smith
We all know people remember Pocahontas for her indecisiveness. We see it from the start, from Just Around the Riverbend"
to whether she wanted to save John Smith's life. I actually find indecisiveness to be a admirable trait. I know it sounds crazy, but it means you actually take time to think things through. Obviously, there are majorly indecisive people that are even indecisive about what comida to eat, but I do not see Pocahontas as that type of person.
"Should I choose the smoothest course?"
Let's be honest, Pocahontas is not always looking on the bright side of things. She is never enthusiastic about having to marry Kocoum, nor does she have a positive outlook on all the possibilities of the marriage. It is a mais subtle trait, but still.
Lust AND Love
"But.. he's so serious."
Yes, most of Pocahontas and John Smith's relationship was based on lust. Yet though, I still can detect the amor she has for John Smith in her heart. If she really didn't amor him, she most likely wouldn't have left the village when her father forbade her from it. She wouldn't have said John Smith's life if it weren't for amor for not only him, but for her people and the white people. She loved John Smith enough to let him go, so he wouldn't die.
To Be Caring and Determined
"I amor him, father!"
This trait is most prominent in "Savages Pt. 2."
Her entire part of that song is her showing her care for everyone, that war was not needed, and she was determined to stop it. She also showed her caring side when Thomas killed Kocoum. She had no interest in the man, but she still cared that he was dead.
Mature, Not Personality-less
"Is there nothing I can do? Still I know I have to try."
Pocahontas becomes mais mature towards the end of the movie. We are talking about war
here. She couldn't be ecstatic or hyper all of the time. She had things to do, like stopping a war, rather than fooling around. We all have to grow up and become mais mature, and Pocahontas was just becoming an example of that.
"How loud are the drums of war?"
These are just the mais prominent and noticeable traits I see in Pocahontas. I hope you like the article, and sorry for it being so lengthy!