Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Act 2, Part 4 Summary & Analysis

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“The Reynolds Pamphlet” dramatizes the process by which Hamilton wrote the defense of his behavior (the Reynolds Pamphlet), got it published, and was swamped by negative reaction. The pamphlet describes in clear detail what happened between Hamilton and Maria, including references to the affair being carried on in the Hamilton home. As Jefferson and the other politicians, along with the chorus, read along with Hamilton’s recitation of events, they repeat the refrain that Hamilton is now never going to be president. Angelica arrives to be with Eliza, saying that she hopes Hamilton is “satisfied.” The company, including King George, erupts with excited hysteria. Musically, the song follows a stark, jagged rap beat with mostly rapped text. Angelica’s appearance quotes music from “Satisfied." The song ends with a reference to “his poor wife” (Act s, Scene 14), which leads into the next song...

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