psa: the hamilton characters are not the ones from history
the hamilton characters are the combination of the actor’s appearance, the viewer’s interpretation, and the subtle historic references in the musical. they are characters open to whomever’s interpretation, and are flexible beings that have base features. historic context does not need to be applied, though it can be.
we are not idolizing historic figures.
they were terrible people. we know that the real thomas jefferson, james madison, and george washington owned slaves. we know that alexander hamilton cheated on his wife and wasn’t very sorry about it.
in the musical, there are historical inaccuracies that build up the plot, they’re not the same character. philip hamilton didn’t die because his opponent shot him at seven, the election of 1800 was before his death, and eliza had already forgiven alexander before it even happened.
we are idolizing a character.
Não importa o quanto você queira, algumas coisas nunca voltam a ser como antes. A culpa não é minha, sua ou de ninguém. As pessoas simplesmente mudam, se moldam e nem sempre suas novas formas se encaixam novamente com as nossas e tudo bem porque, as vezes, é só a hora de seguir em frente.