"Helpless" by Lin-Manuel Miranda

"Helpless" by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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  • AT THEIR WEDDING
  • FLASHBACK TO FIRST ENCOUNTER
  • "I have never been the type to try and grab the spotlight" (Miranda 10).
  • ELIZA AND ALEXANDER MEET
  • Eliza accepts Alexander Hamilton's marriage proposal, setting the scene for the song.
  • THEY START "DATING"
  • Mood: Energetic, Peppy
  • My dearest Alexander, 
  • Tone: Adoration
  • Eliza begins to reminisce about the first time she saw Alexander, claiming she was so in love, she was "helpless" which leads to the title of the song (Miranda 6).
  • HE ASKS FOR BLESSING
  • Theme: Sometimes you need a little push to get to where you want to be.
  • Angelica "lead[s] the way" for Alexander to Eliza, introducing them (Miranda 33).
  • WEDDING
  • Alexander are 'dating' by "writin' a letter nightly" to each other (Miranda 42).
  • Alexander and Eliza are in the Schuyler family's "living room stressin' " (Miranda 47). Her "father's stone-faced while [Alexander's] asking for his blessin' " for Eliza's hand in marriage (Miranda 48).
  • At Alexander and Eliza's wedding, he vows to give her a life of happiness and joy.
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