In the first half of the book capt. Smith just started to affect Samuel because when he was accused of stealing something instead of getting his hand chopped off or getting hung he got to be his servant and go to the new world.
Captain Smith is affecting Samuel towards the end of the book. When Samuel was telling everybody they had to leave Jamestown, because the Native Americans of powhaton were going to set a trap on Jamestown to kill everybody there, but nobody listened to Samuel. So Samuel was going to punch the wall but at that moment Samuel pictured a moment in his head when Captain Smith got mad at Master Wingfild, and was about to punch him for something that Captain Smith did not like at all but captain Smith controlled his anger really well that he did not punch Master Widfield, and Samuel did the same thing .