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|GR: Polonius' Julius Caesar allusion
Written by Elysha
(5/19/2003 11:10 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Polonius Sybil, penned by Cheryl
Maybe he remembered falling at the hands of the assassins with special dramatic style. The scene may have stood out in his mind because of the gory spectacle involved. Something else that strikes me is the way he uses the first person -. Doesn't he differentiate between the actor or the character, between real murder and stylized, pretend murder?
Aside from the question of why he would overexplain, it is a creepy allusion given that a similar assassination to that of the play had just occurred in Denmark, and that Polonius will be actually murdered in a manner as foolish as any of his speeches.
What could be more different from the role of Julius Caesar than to be accidentally murdered, mistaken for someone else, caught out in death in a habit of spying and scheming?
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