At a glance:
- Author: Jean Fritz
- First Published: 1983
- Time of Work: 16071617
- Setting: Colonial Virginia and England
- Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography, Children's literature
- Subjects: Prisoners, Native Americans or American Indians, Seventeenth century, Multiculturalism, Captivity, Biography, Princes or princesses, Negotiation
- Locales: Virginia, Europe, United States, England, American colonies, North America, United Kingdom
Form and Content
Jean Fritz begins The Double Life of Pocahontas by describing the happy life of eleven-year-old Pocahontas, who was the favorite daughter of her father, Chief Powhatan. Fritz writes not only about Pocahontas but also about the lack of understanding between the English settlers and the Native Americans. The settlers found the native way of life strange and uncivilized. Also clearly chronicled is the inability of Pocahontas’ people to understand the settlers’ goals: to find gold, to discover a shortcut to the other ocean, to turn the natives into...
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