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Aaron Burr, the narrator, is actually a ghost
  • While he isn’t bathed in the blue glow, he wears black (as a nod to funerary customs), speaks of future events as if they had already happened, says he’s “now the villain in your history”, and in the opening song, he introduces himself as “the damn fool who shot him”. Essentially, what we’re seeing is Burr’s soul in its own personal hell, having to relive over and over again every failure and mistake he made that led him to his duel with Hamilton.

Things that will happen in the film version
  • First of all, hope and pray that Lin Manuel Miranda gets some creative control when this happens. Bonus points if he gets to play the lead again. There will be a very literal rewind in the "Satisfied" number, rewinding the last five minutes of the film. "The World Turned Upside Down" will be a Birth/Death Juxtaposition, cutting in between the Battle of Yorktown and Eliza in labor. There may also be some Bullet Time in this scene and most definitely during Alexander's final soliloquy. The Laurence Interlude will feature Laurence's ghost visiting the Hamilton home, maybe even stopping by little Philip's cradle briefly. The "Dear Theodosia" number will be a Time Passes Montage showing little Theodosia and little Philip growing up as their fathers sing about what it means to be a father. The Hamiltons' other children will be seen in the background in some scenes. Martha Washington might make it as a background character, standing behind her husband as he gives his inauguration and farewell speeches. Since she preceded Hamilton in death, he might see her on the other side, holding George's arm as if to say "Look, Honey, it's that nice young man I named my cat after!" Nine-Year-Old Philip might be played by an actual 9 year old, if they can find one who can rap and count to five in French. The wedding scene in "Helpless" will feature Eliza in a fancy white gown instead of her usual teal dress and veil. Never mind that this didn't become tradition until the Victorian era, the leading lady in a film will get a Pimped-Out Dress. In Hurricane, perhaps we will see the events Hamilton describes; hopefully, also, we will see his hallucinations of Burr and Washington, but especially Maria Reynolds handing him a quill so he can write the Reynolds Pamphlet. A Cut Song might make it into the film. It may end with Silent Credits.
    • All jossed, the film is simply a showing of the musical filmed in 2016.

This play takes place in the same universe as Segata Sanshiro.

Hamilton is what actually happened, history is inaccurate
All historians have been brainwashed into thinking that there wasn't hip-hop in the 18th century. Paranoia Fuel, am I right?

Alexander Hamilton isn’t the main character; Eliza is.
She was cheated on, lost her son, and dealt with shame, mockery, scorn, and the frequent absence of her husband. What did she do? She became stronger, forgave Hamilton for his affair—not before grieving and lashing out like he deserved, of course—and lived another 50 years after her husband died. She established the first private orphanage in New York City, and told Hamilton’s story (as well as the stories of his friends) to anyone who’d listen. Without her, there would be no Hamilton to watch and enjoy at all! Some would say her name of Elizabeth SCHUYLER mean she couldn’t be the main character—the musical is called Hamilton, not Schuyler! Well, it’s also a common custom for a wife to take her husband’s last name after marriage. So, her name would be Elizabeth HAMILTON. The musical isn’t called Alexander, just Hamilton, so it’s extremely likely that Eliza, not Alex, is the main character of Hamilton.
  • This is more of an opinion than a theory, but Eliza is definitely not the main character of Hamilton. The musical follows Alexander's childhood, thoughts, ideals, and struggles, and Eliza's character gets far fewer lines. Her character also completely revolves around him and his ideals, up to and including her final piece in the end.
Hamilton is a prequel to Les Misérables.
Although both based on real-life events, the musical versions could both take place in the same universe. The real-life Lafayette's last political action was resigning due to the June Rebellion, the rebellion Les Mis takes place during.

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