Analysis Of Alexander Hamilton

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The Truth About Hamilton
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton gave viewers a musical that portrays its protagonist as an idealistic American hero. Throughout the musical, Alexander Hamilton fights against the British, defends the U.S. Constitution, and works for a better America. Even though he did do all these things, the musical does not include some of the downfalls of Hamilton’s philosophy. In reality, he also believed in a monarchial system of government, disliked the lower class, and was not the abolitionist as shown in many of the songs. Although the musical Hamilton displays Alexander Hamilton as a hardworking immigrant fighting for the independence of a nation, it does not show his more controversial ideology, making it an inaccurate historical representation of an influential founding father. Showing only one side of an argument is a problem in society today when sources of news and facts can be hard to trust for reliable information.
Miranda glorifies Hamilton in the musical as a brave immigrant, fighting for freedom and equality. He does this by showing that Hamilton is hard working, speaks out to defend his opinions, and willing to take any chance he gets. In the song “Alexander Hamilton” they say that he “got a lot farther by working a lot harder, by being a lot smarter, by being a self-starter” (Miranda 16). This makes the audience sympathize with Hamilton because he had to work his way up though the impoverished conditions in the Caribbean in which is was born. Many
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