At the beginning of the novel, everyone is excited over the arrival of Mr. Bingley and when everyone first catches a glimpse of him along with his sisters Caroline, Mrs. Hurst and her husband Mr. Hurst, they notice another handsome lad, Mr. Darcy. Everyone was bewitched by his fortune and his looks, but as the ball continued they reassessed their opinions and dismissed Mr. Darcy as the pretentious and discourteous man they have ever known. Since, unlike Mr. Bingley, Darcy had shown no interest or attraction in any of the ladies at the ball, as he alienated himself from everyone except for the Bingley’s and Mr. and Mrs. Hurst. Bear in mind that it was customarily expected of Mr. Darcy to be well-mannered enough to converse or dance with others to be considered a proper gentleman of society. Moreover, he loses Elizabeth’s good opinion after he snubs her at the dance.
Wickham, on the other hand, makes an impressionable first introduction onto Elizabeth. He is introduced as a soldier of the British Army unit staying at Meryton and he comes across as easygoing, friendly, and charismatic according to the Bennet sisters. Elizabeth had found him especi...
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...o Elizabeth at Hunsford, it’s a very climatic moment in the novel.
It was a moment in which both Elizabeth and Darcy are able to reveal what their misconception were about each other and be brutally honest for the first time. He reveals his consciousness over Elizabeth being lower in status and how her family’s behavior delayed him from proposing any sooner. Naturally, Elizabeth is offended since she has great respect for herself and her family and so her pride begins to take over and Darcy’s proposal turns into a disastrous mess. Afterwards, when they cooled off Darcy goes off to find Elizabeth to hand her a letter of his defense that will be the falling action of the novel.
In Darcy’s letter, not only does Darcy apologizes and explains he’s reasons for disrupting an engagement between Jane and Bingley, he also justifies his stance and rebut Wickham’s accusation.
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