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I love how Petya doesn’t actually know what the Emperor looks like, but he shouts “Hurrah!” regardless. He even wants to serve in the Army for a man who he wouldn’t even recognize.

Him being crushed by the crowd foreshadows his inevitable fate and the danger of what he wants to undertake.

There is something very Roman Empire (the bad Emperors) about the Emperor tossing biscuits to the masses below.