Just from the word bastard, the audience is able to understand the very judgmental life Hamilton faced since birth. His father’s rejection and abandonment left him with his dying mother, Rachel, which resulted in Hamilton becoming an orphan at the age of thirteen. Chernow also discusses how “Rachel, James Hamilton, and their children moved from Nevis to St. Croix, where Rachel had once been imprisoned for several months on charges of adultery, and how James Hamilton abandons Rachel and his natural children shortly after arrival, leaving young Alexander without a father figure” (Miltimore). After being left on his own, Hamilton faced many tragedies, but he was able to overcome them and accomplish many things. Since Hamilton 's mother had been charged with adultery, she was viewed as a whore.
He also outlined a plan to create the capital required to kick start a prosperous economy and introduced government tariffs, subsidies, and awards to encourage American Manufacturing. According to John Steele, Alexander Hamilton can take all the credit for creating an economy that went on to become one of the strongest in the world. This article discusses essential information that support my point of view. Many points in history have lead to this. In this paper I will be discussing why I believe Alexander Hamilton to be an economic genius.
Alexander Hamilton is an important historical figure. Alexander Hamilton had a difficult childhood. He was born on the island of Nevis, British West Indies around January 11, 1755 or 1757 (Biography.com 1). His mother was Rachel Fawcett Lavien, and his father was James Hamilton, although his mother lived with James when Alexander was born,
While a literary device, tragic heroes also appear in real life. A perfect example of a real life tragic hero is Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury. This modern tragic hero started life as an orphan in poverty, living in the Caribbean, but his elevated character of exceptional literary skills, wit and progressive political ideas eventually landed him a spot as one of the most influential people in the United States. Alexander Hamilton had a positive hamartia, as he refused to remain quiet about the injustices of his country, oblivious to the danger it created for him and his family. The downfall of Hamilton occurred gradually.
Alexander Hamilton fought for what he believed in. During August of 1772, a hurricane hit the Caribbean Islands, and Hamilton wrote a letter to his father, but instead, it was published in the local paper. The letter was so well written and inspirational, that the locals raised enough money for him to be sent to college in America. (NCC Staff, 10 essential facts about Alexander
Alexander Hamilton was an immigrant—a fact that Miranda repeatedly emphasizes throughout the show”. With a main character that was an immigrant Miranda can show how immigrants can influence and shape history. Immigration has been an on-going debate for many years. Later in the interview Miranda even admits “I didn’t know Hamilton was an immigrant, and I didn’t know half of the traumas in his early life.” He continues saying that “when he gets to New York…I know this guy.” This statement proves that despite being an immigrant Alexander Hamilton made an impact on American history. In the opening sequence “Alexander
This empire had not messed with him or affected him conquering land, but Alexander saw an opportunity and jumped at it first chance he saw. Alexander did not think about the negative affect that was created by him conquering all this land, he just saw the opportunity to become more powerful, and make his empire one of the biggest. He wanted to set a legacy for himself, and did not care about how everyone else was
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
He has wrote many great plays and musicals, but one of his greatest works is Hamilton. Before Hamilton, many people just viewed him as a really old founding father who was pretty lame. But with Hamilton, Lin-Manuel used spunk and hip-hop to show all of Alexander Hamilton´s characteristics. Now, people view Hamilton as a intelligent, and important founding father thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda. Lin-Manuel has brought many people closer together.
oseph Murray wrote “Alexander Hamilton: America's Forgotten Founding Father” to really show how important Alexander Hamilton was in the making of America most of what it is today. Alexander Hamilton lived in the most challenging period of American history, when its institutions were being formed and its direction was being determined. (Murray) When Hamilton was getting a education, the political unrest with Great Britain quickly turned into a crisis that finally started at Lexington and Concord. With Alexander's education interrupted by the Revolution, He Involved himself in the struggle for independence by joining New York’s military as a captain of artillery. He had the chance to be offered a position on the staff of General Washington,