As soon as Elizabeth reads the letter, Darcy arrives at the inn. She also meets his sister who is quite nice and finds that Darcy himself is much more agreeable than before. Darcy leaves angry and heartbroken. Similarly, Darcy realizes his faults and his overly proud nature in judging the Bennet family. Darcy makes an appearance, and despite the awkwardness of the encounter, he is kind to Elizabeth and the Gardiners.
When Elizabeth and Jane return home, they find Mr. Darcy goes to stay with him and pays visits to the Bennets but makes no mention of his desire to marry Elizabeth. After living in Netherfield for a year, Jane and Bingley move to an estate near Pemberley. When Lydia is found, however, she and Wickham marry. After telling Darcy what has happened, Elizabeth rushes home.
In this letter, he admits that he urged Bingley to distance himself from Jane, but claims he did so only because he thought their romance was not serious. Jane's good nature is partly responsible for her trouble with Bingley. Additionally, many moments in Elizabeth's journey towards her relationship with Darcy suggest the importance of class in marriage, at least to some degree. This is also apparent in the overbearing character of Mrs. Elizabeth, however, has other ideas: namely George Wickham, a dashing militiaman who claims that Mr.
And then Lydia and Kitty are a bit in a kind of teenage way. Darcy and Caroline Bingley convince Mr. Bingley shares a mutual and immediate attraction with Jane. At a dinner held by Sir William Lucas, Darcy eavesdrops on a conversation between Elizabeth and Sir William Lucas. Bingley soon joins them, and Elizabeth can see that he still thinks fondly of Jane. Collins then proposes to Elizabeth's friend Charlotte Lucas, who accepts out of a desire for security rather than a need for love.
Bennet or the younger Bennet sisters, Bingley's sisters become acquainted with Jane and Elizabeth over the course of several visits. Bingley takes an immediate liking to Jane Bennet. Bingley, and subsequently the rest of the chapter is spent considering when Bingley will visit the Bennets in response. But the visit is somewhat awkward to all concerned. But when Elizabeth meets up with the handsome and - it would seem - snobbish Mr.
G eorge Wickham — A childhood acquaintance of Darcy, Wickham is a military officer who pretends to be slighted by Darcy in order to gain favor with women. However, English laws of the early nineteenth century only allow men to inherit an estate; not women. When the girls return to their house, they find a visitor there — Mr. Chapter 40 Elizabeth finally tells Jane what happened with Darcy, deciding to leave out any part of the story that might upset Jane. Kitty spends a lot of time with Jane and Elizabeth as well and is disallowed from visiting Lydia in The North.
Soon after, at a ball at Netherfield, Mrs. Caroline endeavors to eliminate Darcy's interest in Elizabeth by speaking negatively about her. And yet, Elizabeth is equally quick to judge Darcy. Kitty Bennet — As the fourth daughter, Kitty often goes with Lydia to meet with the soldiers. Bingley is immediately attracted to Jane Bennet, the oldest of the five sisters. The Meryton ball introduces the novel's two main couples and foreshadows the distinct ways in which each relationship will develop. Bennet is convinced that Mr.
The next day the Bennet sisters return home to a mother who is not entirely happy that Jane has returned, having wanted her to stay with Bingley as long as possible. She also tells him how Darcy has changed and is now a sweetheart. Bingley is too reserved and that Bingley may not realise that she loves him. First impressions are often wrong. Gardiner paid Wickham a handsome sum to marry her because Lydia has very little to offer to an already poor soldier. Elizabeth soon discovers that Darcy, not Gardiner, paid off Wickham's debts, out of love for her. In March, Elizabeth accompanies Charlotte's father and younger sister, Maria, to visit Charlotte, whom Elizabeth has begun to miss.