What is Mercutio's last line before he dies?
Mercutio's final line before his death is;
Help me into some house, Benvolio,
Or I shall faint. A plague o' both your houses!
They have made worms' meat of me. I have it,
And soundly too. Your houses!
Mercutio is a close friend of Romeo, but he is neither a Capulet nor a Montague. This means he is free to visit with members of both families, and his noble parentage and connections, his wit, and his fighting ability make him a valuable friend. However he is somewhat brash and uncouth at...
How is youth and old age shown in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?
Youth and age are certainly contrasted in Romeo and Juliet, though not necessarily old age. It is rather a contrast between youths and adults.Youth is portrayed through the young characters of the play, such as Romeo, Juliet, Benvolio, and Mercutio. Juliet is our youngest character, being only 13. We know that Juliet is only 13 because her father points out to Paris that she is not yet fourteen in saying, "She hath not seen the change of fourteen years" (I.ii.9). Likewise, Juliet's Nurse...