Merchant of Venice

act 4 scene 1

line 114 "ANTONIO" 

"i am a tainted wether of flock/meetest for death"

in what way is antonio meetest for death? 

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Antonio is filled with melancholy, he is a depressed and sick man. In this quote, he presents us with a sadness that could be perceived as suicidal. None-the-less, he is ready to sacrifice himself for his best friend without reservation.

thank u so much it very helpful but i wanted to know that y is he considered meetest for death?