Better Students Ask More Questions.
How does Romeo's treatment of the nurse in Act 2 scene 4, differ from that of Mercutio,...
2 Answers | add yours
Mercutio makes fun of the nurse, angering her. Romeo treats her seriously and is respectful and gracious.
In Act I Scene 5, Capulet says of Romeo:
He bears him like a portly gentleman;
And, to say truth, Verona brags of him
To be a virtuous and well-govern'd youth:
I would not for the wealth of all the town
Here in my house do him disparagement:
Romeo demonstrates he is virtuous and a gentleman with his fair treatment of the Nurse.
Posted by alexb2 on March 23, 2007 at 2:04 AM (Answer #1)
Rome is seen as a gentleman and respects the Nurse while Mercutio is illmannered and makes sexual puns of the Nurse and doesn't respect her.
Posted by shermaine on March 25, 2007 at 7:46 AM (Answer #2)
Related QuestionsSee all »
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.