Eliza Completely Embodies The Intentions Of Hamilton

To round out my point, Eliza Hamilton has a place in the title more than any other character (including Alexander) because she embodies the story Lin-Manuel Miranda is looking to tell within the framework of his hip-hop musical. In Hamilton, the playwright cleverly used actors of different backgrounds than the actual Founding Fathers to add a contemporary take on their vision at a time when they were underdogs in America. However, this cannot mask these characters actually being white men of privilege who have been glorified for centuries since. More intensely than Alexander’s status as an immigrant and orphan were the struggles of women at the time, especially for Eliza, one who lost her child and husband, who would have provided her with the money she needed to survive.


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