Not throwing away my shot

Not throwing away my shot

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“My shot” is one of Hamilton’s motifs that occurs regularly through the first act (in which he is definitively NOT throwing away his shot, and also exhorts Laurens not to at the very end of “Stay Alive”). It vanishes throughout most of the second act, only to be reprised in an altered form in “The World Was Wide Enough”– “if I throw away my shot, is this how you remember me?” Source