I was instantly hooked by this piece because I relate to Lady Bird on a spiritual level. Finally, we're getting movies that are made for teen girls made by women who’ve been there and done that. A sentence I would like to mimic is, “they firmly situate themselves as guideposts, willing to capture what it means to be a teenage girl in all it’s hormonal glory.” Women are not just a plot point, they are the plot. Based on this article, I could analyze Eliza's character and argue whether or not she is a strong female lead.
Scorpious Malfoy struggles of being in his father's shadow and being very underwhelming in his father's eyes. Scorpious is finally accepted when he meets Albus. I can reference the yearning for being accepted and being an outcast. This article also talks about audience reactions (can reference). A sentence I would like to mimic is, “It just means a great deal to him that Albus finds him funny. I think humor is a key form of friendship.” This parallels Hamilton’s experiences of being an outcast and finding his group of friends.
Each author discusses how New York shaped their lives. Based on this article, I could write about how Hamilton has made an impact on peoples' lives. They also discuss the differences between when they first came to NY vs now. Immigration from Latinx areas are also mentioned (can reference). A sentence that I would like to mimic is, “ You find yourself doing certain things in this city, and you’re like I did not do those things before, you know... it’s mostly a survivor thing.”
This article was different than the rest because I disagreed with the agurement made. It did, however, discuss that there will not be a racially diverse cast like this again. Hamilton is truly one of a kind, which is both bad and good. The author called out the fact that slavery is glossed over and Alexander did own slaves. Another great fact is that the season in which Hamilton premiered had multiple POC lead shows.
A sentence I would like to mimic is, “that it offers us history de-wigged: it’s a rollercoaster of a show in which a bare-headed, largely non-white cast capture the fervour and excitement of revolution while reminding us how much America’s identity was shaped by a buccaneering immigrant, Alexander Hamilton.” This article hits all the points about why Hamilton is revolutionary. The author also makes note of the near rhymes and the undertones of Sondheim Broadway. The author also describes Marquis de Lafayette as a “maroon maxi who jives and jumps.” Overall great use of verbs and adjectives.
The author notes right off the bat that they appreciate the musical not revolving around a fictional plot, much like Hamilton. The show also does something unusual: they cast three people as Donna to mimic eras of her life. The musical also portrays various love interests and family members, leading to a lot of influences. Because of this article, I would like to continue to read about jukebox musicals. This musical parallels Hamilton and provides great references.
I was instantly looked because I love listening to movie soundtracks. Based on this article, I may compare some of my favorite scores with Hamilton. Or I may get different opinions on how people perceive Hamilton, like the article does. Or I could list every song and provide an opinion on it. Because of this article, I would like to continue to read about movie scores and how people are affected by them.
This article discusses the theatre kid trend in movie and tv. Lately, there has been an upward boast in the portrayal of theatre kids that was not there in the 90’s or early 00’s. A sentence I would like to mimic is,”That ethos has become the default position for the way that film and television portrays high-school theater now.” The article also mentions how teens are listening to Hamilton, which I will be sure to quote. Based on this, I will be sure to include Hamilton's effect on teens, both involved in drama and not.
I was instantly hooked because of the title. All 11 of the notes were well thought out and realistic. The struggles of creative differences and trying not to fall out of styles parallel musical theatre. Based on this article, I might discuss Hamilton's tactics to keep the audience and fans engaged. I also might arrange my paper with separate bullet points.
Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper to ever win a Pulitzer. After being snubbed for a Grammy, this is especially astounding. I might quote this in my paper to show how rap is becoming a mainstream and celebrated style. I appreciated the author's use of exclamation points to portray intense enthusiasm. I would like to mimic their repeated lines of “This album just won a Pulitzer!”