The “ten Duel Commandments” is mostly for letting the audience know how a duel works because there a three duels in this play and two are really important. The song goes through the ten things you have to do before you start the duel. The song begins as Lauren one of Hamiltons closest friends challenges Lee to a duel. Which is the first thing you do on the ten duel commandments. Then it goes through the rest and I will explain that quickly.
The second commandment is to get a second. This is someone who will speak to your opponents second so that you and your opponent don’t have to come face to face until the duel. You second is usually someone you trust and is someone who you are close with.
The third commandment is getting you seconds to meet face to face. This is to negotiate a peace between them or to set a time and a place to do the duel.
If you continue on past the third step the next one is to get a doctor. This is so you have a better chance of living. When the duel is happening the doctor turns around so he can have deniability.
Number five is to duel before sunrise. You do this because duelling is illegal and there is a better chance of you getting away with it in the morning. This also stops you from having sunlight directly in your eye.
The seventh commandment is to leave a note for your next of kin. You do this so that they know what you are doing/did and where you are doing it. This is incase you die.
Number eight is kind of the last time to negotiate.
The ninth commandment is to look him in the eye aim no higher.
The last one number ten. Count ten faces in opposite direction and shoot.
I relate this song to mostly the big idea of how the physical enviroment influences the nature of political, social and economical change. I thought so because there is a line in the song where it like ‘pick a place to die where it’s high and dry”. You also should have the duel before the sunrise. All these things can contribute to who lives and who dies.
If you are looking at the content area side of thing this is really a big local, regional and global conflict. Well it’s more local and regional. Not only the duel between Lauren and Lee, but also the kind of firemen relationship Hamilton has with Burr.
Some things that stood out to me were the fact that were sirens in the background of the song. They kind get you amped up and you know something is going to happen. I also really like that Hamilton also continues with the Aaron Burr, sir thing. Personally I love it. In the song it says that most disputes die and none shoots yet in all three of the duels someone shoots. And to end us off I love how this song is on the shorter side because it more of a informative song, but it keeps all the points short and I just love the Song as a whole.