Don't forget, Hamy calls Polonius a fool,
Prufrock calls himself ALMOST a fool.

> This is because Prufrock is switching from Hamlet to Lear. . .
> Michael
 
 
I don't see why the switch to the fool should also imply a switch from Hamlet to Lear. The fool in Hamlet is a dead skull, and there are moments when Prufrock is contemplating his mortality ('the eternal footman'). That can explain the transition from 'almost, at times, the fool' to 'I grow old'.
 
Yours,
 
RaphaŽl
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