How does Romeo's treatment of the nurse in Act 2 scene 4, differ from that of Mercutio, demonstrate what Capulet said about him at the party?

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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.

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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.

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