It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf there.

Rimshot! Punny punny rimshot!
We got the Brutus.
We got the double meaning of capital.

But what I’m curious about is the calling of Polonius/Caesar a calf.
Are we meant to see Caesar’s death as a sacrificial slaughter? An offering for the gods in some way?
And if we’re meant to see Caesar’s death that way, are we meant to see Polonius’ death that way, too?
If we see Caesar’s death as regrettable, then yes, it bears some similarity as Polonius’. But Caesar’s is very purposeful – Polonius’ death accidental.
I do wonder, though, if there is some way that we’re primed to see Polonius’ eventual death as noble, as sacrificial, as necessary in the long run somehow.

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