It is awfully convenient for Claudius that Hamlet kills Polonius. I mean, he was going to send him to England anyway but once he kills Polonius, he suddenly has the perfect cover story for this decision. Previously, he’d have had to publicize Hamlet’s madness with here-say. But with a murder? Well…it’s clear that something that must be done. And “England” is that convenient, ready made plan.
Also – side note – on the day that this post is going up – Michael Flynn has just pleaded guilty and it feels like American Christmas! There have been so many men it has felt dangerous to have loose and it feels like we’re getting closer to fixing that problem. Merry Mueller Month!