Memorable Moments (5)

Pocahontas and John Smith get to know each other as they talk about their respective cultures.

John Smith: You have such unusual names here. Chickahominy. Qui-Quiyough-cohannock. Pocahontas.

Pocahontas: You have the most unusual name too. John Smith.
Meeko steals John's compass, which will be a plot device important later on.

John Smith: There's so much we can teach you. We've improved the lives of savages all over the world!

Pocahontas: Savages?!
John Smith: Uh, not that you're a savage.
Pocahontas: Just my people.
John Smith: No, listen, that's not what I meant, let me explain—
Pocahontas: Let go!
John Smith: I'm not letting you leave!

John Smith: Don't do this. Savage is just a word. A term for people who are uncivilised.

Pocahontas: Like me?
John Smith: When I say uncivilised what I mean is—
Pocahontas: What you mean is, not like you.

And this whole conversation, where John digs a deeper hole and Pocahotas is unimpressed, uses physical contrasts between them: John is a klutz, Pocahontas is perfectly at home in her surroundings.
Colours of the Wind.
John Smith: I have to see you again.
John struck speechless by Pocahontas' spiritual wisdom.
Thomas tries to cheer John up, not knowing that he's been irreversibly changed.
Wiggins: I... I... I made it myself!

Ratcliffe: Wiggins, why do you think those insolent heathens attacked us?

Wiggins: Because we invaded their land and cut down their trees and dug up their earth?

Oh, snap.

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