Arron Burrr Builds The Tension Between Burr And Hamilton

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Lin Miranda’s choices influence the audience’s understanding of upcoming events leading up to the duel and the duel itself. Leading up to the duel Miranda builds the suspense and tension between Burr and Hamilton in multiple poems. The first occurrence is in the poem “Arron Burr, Sir” when Burr told Hamilton “While we're talking Let me offer you some free advice Talk less [Burr] What? [Burr] Smile more Ha Don't let them know what you're against or what you're for [Hamilton] You can't be serious [Burr] You wanna get ahead? [Hamilton] Yes [Burr] Fools who run their mouths off wind up dead”. Not only did Lin Miranda foreshadow Hamilton’s soon-to-come death, but he also made Burr seem like a rude person from the start. He made Hamilton and Burr’s …show more content…

If not to take deadly aim? It's him or me, the world will never be the same”. Miranda used Burr’s character to make him sound like he murdered Hamilton and then tried to make it seem like Hamilton was trying to kill Burr as well. Burr is arguing against any thoughts that could’ve said that Hamilton was just coming to talk. He’s saying Hamilton didn’t wear his glasses just to talk, he was planning to aim and shoot Burr. He's also saying the loss of either of them would disrupt the world since they’re both huge aspects of the political and general world. Ron Chernow tells us that both men were neither vengeful nor angry leading up to their final battle. The eye witness from“Eyewitness Testimony: William P. Van Ness, Nathaniel Pendleton” tells us that in fact “Both entered the duel from weak positions, hoping to reap some measure of political rehabilitation.” Miranda altered this information to keep his audience’s heart on Hamilton. If he didn’t, everyone would feel as though the battle was neutral and their emotions wouldn’t be as engaged in the storyline. Another noticeable example is the deadly duel itself. In “ The World Was Wide Enough”, Lin Miranda told the audience that Hamilton was shot in the air and Burr went for the fetal blow while Ron Chernow tells us that this is not the case. Ron Chernow’s “Fatal Errand” stated that “Both guns were discharged with explosive flashes, separated by a split second or perhaps several seconds. Pendleton was adamant that Burr had

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