Presentation Title

Pocahontas the Eco-Feminist

Presenter Information

Kari J. SloneFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

eco-criticism, connectedness, dominance, communication, animal, nature, princess, indigenous

Biography

I am 23 years old and a Senior. My major at Marshall University is English. After graduation in the Spring I hope to graduate and further my education into a Master's degree. I am from Southern, West Virginia and have had fun writing on the subject of Native American women, along with connecting to nature. I am 1/12th Native American and enjoy hiking with my dog. This essay was an enjoyable experience.

Major

English

Advisor for this project

Dr. Lillvis

Start Date

20-4-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

20-4-2017 2:45 PM

Abstract

“Pocahontas the Eco-Feminist” is an Eco-Critical analysis of the Walt Disney film Pocahontas. A close examination of Marianne Dekoven’s “Why Animals Now?” was conducted in order to fully understand the relationship humans, mainly women, possess with animals and the natural world within Pocahontas. Throughout the essay, there is a strong argument of the connection between women and nature on the equal treatment reflected by their loss of control to the male characters’ damaging actions featured within the film. The clear connectedness that is shown amongst the characters furthers research that women are more capable of forming relationships to the environment and animal counterparts. Along with these findings, it is clearly shown as an indigenous princess, that Pocahontas utilizes her role to form communication between her people and the colonists in attempts to create peace and establish her own independence.

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Pocahontas the Eco-Feminist

“Pocahontas the Eco-Feminist” is an Eco-Critical analysis of the Walt Disney film Pocahontas. A close examination of Marianne Dekoven’s “Why Animals Now?” was conducted in order to fully understand the relationship humans, mainly women, possess with animals and the natural world within Pocahontas. Throughout the essay, there is a strong argument of the connection between women and nature on the equal treatment reflected by their loss of control to the male characters’ damaging actions featured within the film. The clear connectedness that is shown amongst the characters furthers research that women are more capable of forming relationships to the environment and animal counterparts. Along with these findings, it is clearly shown as an indigenous princess, that Pocahontas utilizes her role to form communication between her people and the colonists in attempts to create peace and establish her own independence.