Mini-Analysis #1: “Hamilton” and Narrative Criticism

The play “Hamilton” is a Broadway depiction of the story of early America, told in relevance to today’s current outlook of America. “Hamilton” features is an exciting musical that features a blend of today’s music, incorporating jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and show tunes, which are employed expertly to speak on the current issues and perspective of society as is today, based on the past of America’s founding father, Alexander Hamilton. For instance, the song (“Right Hand Man”) depicts Alexander Hamilton’s decision to accept a political position as an aide-de-camp for George Washington (Miranda, Lacamoire & Chernow, 2016, Act I). Interestingly, “Hamilton” captures the story of the founding father Alexander Hamilton to create a musical that reflects the issues of culture, politics, and education in American society (Delman, 2016). To assist in understanding “Hamilton,” the analysis will employ narrative criticism to explore the critical subject areas involved in the play. As Loof (2015) points out, narrative criticism is a form of literary analysis used in identifying the stories told by the speaker or author, which aid in comprehending the connotations held in actions and experiences. 

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