He showed that underdogs can win if they just believe they can do it. He left a legacy as the Outsider. Alexander Hamilton’s had a background that is very difficult to follow. Alexander had to manage two different lives throughout his lifetime one of them was his life in America where he had focus on his education at king 's college (Moss 74) as well as the sweep of independence that came through New york. In America he struggled to fit in until that one day the British attacked us and Alexander decided to help on the local American army where he met friends like Hercules Mulligan.
In Hamilton the Revolution written by Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Miranda related the life of Hamilton to “…Nas, 2Pac, Eminem, Hamilton lived hard, wrote fast, hustled his ass off.” Throughout the entire musical Miranda has openely shared his inspiration for key lines, these lines that are clearly tribute to famous rappers and songs engage the audience and pull them into the story by connecting a historical anthem and a story of history untold and unfamiliar to many. Miranda makes many hat tips, homages, and inspired notes towards many of founding fathers of hip hop to help establish the founding fathers in his own, Hamilton. Miranda references many classical and few modern rappers such as 2Pac, Mobb Deep, Notorious BIG, Busta Rhymes, Jay Z, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, and Method Man to name the main few. Lots of emphasis is placed on the life of Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious BIG, in relation to the character of Alexander mainly in the fact that BIG like Hamilton had “survival instincts… storyteller, inspiration,” both figures were also shot and killed at a young age. The inspiration from BIG does not end in the character formation but Miranda went on to create a version of Notorious BIG’s classic, “The 10 Crack Commandments” paraphrased in the musical as the “10 Duel Commandments” to further enforce the mirrored image of the characters in each other and the activities they engaged in and the customs and codes that related to these activities.
Introduction Narratives have been the basis for all human communication and progress throughout our existence. Good narratives can inspire and drive us to new heights we’ve never reached, while also putting our vast world into the perspective of others around the world. Stories have been told for millennia and the most famous can turn into legends, myths, or sometimes start whole religions. For this criticism I will attempt to answer the basic question; what makes a good story? Summary Narcos is a Netflix original drama crime thriller that follows the story of the now infamous colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Chapters 11 through 18 are extremely significant to the overall story since they serve as turning points in the novel. Throughout these chapters we learn about the paths each character has taken in their lives as well as the importance of Amir’s childhood in determining his actions and future decisions. It is in this part of the novel where Amir’s decisions begin to gradually reflect the importance of his past relationship with Hassan along with his desire to become the man that Baba always wanted him to be. In chapter 11, 12 and 13 we witness how the move to America represents two different things for Amir and Baba. On one side, Baba sees the move to America as something negative and frustrated due to the fact that he feels completely disconnected from Kabul, which is why he
The people Aaron Burr interacted with fueled him with motivation, and his hunger to be an important figure in government and history added to his desire to achieve his ideals, which resulted in an impressive list of accomplishments. America was going through a large amount of transitions and changes in the country during the Revolutionary period . Not only was it fighting for its freedom and Independence from Britain, it was also working and delving into its own form of government, which was not an easy process. With such large scale and important events happening, it took a lot of people to communicate and take action together. One of these men at the epicenter of the nation was Aaron Burr, surrounded by individuals to work with and off of to achieve what he desired.
Hamilton’s shot is one that comes with the opportunities he delivered himself to; the “shot” he refers to is the future he hopes to bring himself. Although Hamilton does indeed give away his shot during the duel involving himself and Aaron Burr, his success led to the success of a promising future of growth and independence for the American people. Miranda goes on to describe Hamilton as “young scrappy and hungry” in “My Shot”, followed again by the aggressive and the courageous mantra “I am not throwing away my shot” as well as identifying the struggles of belittlement he felt as well as immigrants today, by declaring “I gotta holler just to be heard with every word, I drop knowledge, I'm a diamond in the rough a shiny piece of coal.” Around the world, for everyone, Knowledge does not come readily available, but grasping it everywhere you go come into being, representing acts of intelligence through Alexander Hamilton from reading every treatise and book he could before coming to the states and making his famous
Elizabeth Hamilton also defended her husband’s reputation even when it was repeatedly attacked, and she made sure to tell his story. In conclusion Alexander Hamilton was more involved in American history than many people realize. He helped to start and change a lot of things with the American government and a lot of the things he started and changed are still being used and are still important. Alexander Hamilton lived an influential life, and even though he had a rough childhood he was still able to overcome it and rise to do great things. Alexander Hamilton is an important historical figure and should be seen as
The particular scene that is of importance to the immigration debate begins with a journalist asking Romney if he had a plan that could assist the “honest illegal immigrants” in America instead of just “rounding them up” and deporting them. Mitt Romney then responds with, “Those who have come here illegally, go back home and get in line with everybody else...They start at the back of the line, not at the front of the line.” At the end of Romney’s speech, Vargas interacts with people who do not seem to understand why Vargas
Despite having a high cap amount of allowing immigrants into the country, why does the process of obtaining lawful permanent residence status take so long? Today, it takes the double amount of time then it was for both my mother and father to wait for residency and officially move to the United States, however, it was still a lengthy process. If one is currently seeking permanent resident status in the United States, the process one would follow will depend on whether they are already in the U.S or not. If one is not in the U.S, such as my parents, one has to apply for an immigrant visa through consular processing with a U.S. Department of State embassy or consulate abroad. This procedure involves lengthy and key
During this incident, many regular working class people became heroes. Annually, people rally in New York City and throughout America people to work for a common goal to show respect to the lives lost and to end terrorism. On September 11, 2001, I was going to turn 1 year told in 4 days. I was not aware of what was taking place on that date. It would be years later of listening to new stories, reading articles and watching video coverage and remakes of the horrific events that occurred in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Flight 93.