Analysis Of Alexander Hamilton

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The broadway hit play Hamilton, written by Lin Manuel Miranda, is viewed as an educational play about Alexander Hamilton, one of the United States’ founding fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury. The play captures the spirit of Alexander Hamilton’s ambition, eloquence, and mistakes in a revolutionary format-as revolutionary as Hamilton himself! Combining rap, musical theater, and history, Hamilton is an enthralling and entertaining play that is mostly accurate to the real Alexander Hamilton. The details of Hamilton’s life and relationships that were misrepresented in the play to achieve the theatrical flair.

The play Hamilton tells of Hamilton’s prolific writing achievements, his written thoughts about the duel with Aaron Burr, and
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In The Story of Tonight (Reprise) John Laurens says “‘Cause if the tomcat can get married...If Alexander can get married-” and in A Winter’s Ball Aaron Burr says “They delighted and distracted him Martha Washington named her feral tomcat after him!” Hamilton interpolates with “That’s true!” However, Hamilton should have said “That’s not true!” The anecdote that Martha Washington had a tomcat named “Hamilton” comes from a satire piece written by an unknown Englishman, mocking the colonists’ fondness for the number thirteen. The author wrote “... Mrs. Washington has a mottled tomcat (which she calls in a complementary way Hamilton) with thirteen yellow rings around his tail, that his flaunting it suggested to the Congress the adoption of the same number of stripes for the rebel flag.”

In conclusion, the play Hamilton can be considered an educational play, because it covers the highlights of the historical Hamilton. However, the playwright, Lin Manuel Miranda used artistic license to make slight changes in Hamilton’s character and life. Although the play highlights the main events of Hamilton’s life, listeners and watchers should also do their own
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