Blows Us All Away And It's Quiet Uptown: A Literary Analysis

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“Blows Us All Away” and It’s Quiet Uptown have many aspects the fit into the narrative pattern of tragedy. For instance, we see our hero, Philip Hamilton, has excessive pride in regard to his father, which in turn cause him to confront George Eacker for defaming his father. This confrontation leads to a duel and ultimately Philip’s demise or encounter with a larger power, death. Philip’s death is also the destruction of the young innocent; this is apparent in “It’s Quiet Uptown” when he is referred to as a child. Lastly, “It’s Quiet Uptown” is a tragedy because we observe the harmony of nature being disturbed. This is evident when Alexander Hamilton begins to spend more time alone and invests more time into his religion, in order to cope
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