In the musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals the characterization of Hamilton. Hamilton is revealed to be a man of great determination. The song “Alexander Hamilton”, talks of his rough beginning in the West Indies as a young child. “Impoverished in squalor/Grow up to be a hero and a scholar?”(0:20). Hamilton is the perfect example of a “rags to riches” story. Which is just reality because he transformed from a poverty stricken orphan into the founding father of a nation. Next, Hamilton carried the will to be successful and great. The song “My Shot” is about him taking advantage of the opportunities available to him. He sings “I walk these streets famished/The plan is to fan this spark into ...
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...ell your story/...When I needed her most/she was right on time” (1:32). Which mean although Hamilton and Angelica had their differences she took it upon herself to let the world know the true story of Alexander Hamilton.
Hamilton reveals the characterization of these three characters; Hamilton, Burr, and Angelica. Hamilton is determined, Burr is enigmatic, and Angelica is loyal to her family. This topic was chosen to show my understanding of the musical Hamilton. Since studying the musical, an appreciation for the effort taken to create such musical was developed over time. Due to Hamilton we learned how to analyze and synthesize information studied. Hamilton and promotes growth by exposing its audience to a variety of styles and culture. Lastly, this illustration should be read because all points are backed by quotes from Hamilton and are all thoroughly explained.
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