I read way too much into things. It’s just who I am as an INFJ. Luckily, I’m also an English major, so I get to put that trait to some practical use. Here’s my take on two moments in Hamilton that are so much more complex than I initially realized.
#1: MARIA IN “SAY NO TO THIS”
“how does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore” / “you never seen a bastard orphan more in need of a break”
Hmmm, why would Lin reference the first two descriptors, “bastard” and “orphan,” but conspicuously leave out the third, “son of a whore”? Well, hear me out on this one…
“son of a whore” / “my whore wife”
Hamilton’s mother and Maria Reynolds are the only two characters in the show referred to as whores. This parallelism can’t be accidental. #chessnotcheckers
“When he was ten his father split, full of it, debt-ridden” / “My husband’s doin’ me wrong/beatin’ me, cheatin’ me, mistreatin’ me/suddenly he’s up and gone”
GUYS. THE REYNOLDS AFFAIR IS A MANIFESTATION OF HAMILTON’S MOMMY ISSUES.
MARIA REYNOLDS FUCKING REMINDS HAMILTON OF HIS MOTHER.
#2: ELIZA IN “WHO LIVES, WHO DIES, WHO TELLS YOUR STORY”
“And if your wife/could share a fraction of your time…” / “I live another fifty years…”
The yellow curtains was Isak and Evens first reference to a parallel universe. It wouldn’t have been a surprise if they had yellow curtains in their first own appartement but those yellow curtains belong to a different universe. So they named their wifi “yellow curtains” as it is the “gate” to the internet, where we can find so many parallel universes. Its a huge tribute to all the incredible fan fic writers!