Pride and Prejudice - Where did the rumor of engagement between Darcy and Elizabeth originate? Showing 1-9 of 9I have often thought that myself. He is witness to their spirited exchange at Rosings when Elizabeth teases Darcy about his behavior the first time they met, and Col. Fitzwilliam is described as being smitten with Elizabeth, so it wouldnt be hard to imagine her coming up in conversation.
The novel's protagonist and the second oldest of her five sisters, Elizabeth Bennet is lively, quick-witted, sharp-tongued, bold and intelligent. She is keen and perceptive, but Elizabeth's pride in that very ability engenders a prejudice that almost hinders her happy future with Darcy. Elizabeth is not impressed by mere wealth or titles, rather, she values propriety, good-manners, and virtue. An extremely wealthy aristocrat, Mr. Darcy is proud, haughty and extremely conscious of class differences at least at the beginning of the novel.
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Where did the rumor of engagement between Darcy and Elizabeth originate? Have I read too many variations? I am currently reading "Death Comes to Pemberley" and it proposed Charlotte initiated the rumor. I had never really thought about that in depth but find it an interesting and likely possibility although I had never thought of Charlotte as malicious. It never says in the original book who starts the rumor, but it would be very easy for her start that rumor being so close to Lady Catherine Darcy's aunt. I think it is apparent to anyone close to the party that Darcy pays close attention to Elizabeth, even from the beginning of the book. One of Bingley's sisters, but it escapes me which one exactly, teases him for admiring her "fine eyes".
You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. See Important Quotations Explained. Elizabeth encounters Darcy and his cousin frequently in her walks through the countryside. During one conversation, Colonel Fitzwilliam mentions that Darcy claims to have recently saved a friend from an imprudent marriage. Alone at the parsonage, Elizabeth is still mulling over what Fitzwilliam has told her when Darcy enters and abruptly declares his love for her.
What Happened Next? What happened next? Of a few things we can be certain. These are inescapable facts because Jane Austen said or wrote them. But a number of other people have their own ideas, and some have been so rash as to put them in print. This is to invite comment, and while not, I hope bearing any other resemblance to Lady Catherine de Bourgh I intend to comment with all the sincerity and frankness at my command. Let us begin with the books in which characters from Pride and Prejudice appear only in passing or in minor roles and progress to the full-blown sequels.