Analysis Of Aaron Burr And Alexander Hamilton

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The Oval Office symbolizes the government whenever public judgement casts the governmental system in negative or positive light. Arguably, every presidential administration becomes marked by the supposed corruption that lies within it, for the office is considered the “Room Where It Happens” (Miranda and McCarter 186). In homage to the times of exclusion and inclusion of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton in this room during the founding father’s era of government, Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, states that “[one] feel[s] like [one has] been Burr [..] as many times as [one has] been Hamilton” (264). Nevertheless, as Miranda identifies to a greater degree with Hamilton because of his rags to riches record, my ideologies gravitate towards Burr from experiences in a culture where failure is condemned. Moreover, the eventual vilification of Burr for his role in Hamilton’s demise versus Hamilton’s martyrdom for his reckless abandon leads me to identify more with Burr as a victim of fallacious antagonization than Hamilton as an erroneous martyr based on a single precept: one’s reputation stems from a series of public judgements void of consideration on individual detriment. Dominance acts as a form of dopamine to man’s brain: it gives man satisfaction from superiority and control over supposedly inferior beings. While Hamilton, the immigrant with a lack of wealth and family, climbs up the echelons of the societal ladder, Burr is forced to

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