Upon returning home, Mrs. Bennet attempts to describe the ball to Mr. Bennet, but he is indifferent to the news and becomes quickly irritated with everything his wife says. When they are alone, Jane admits her feelings for Bingley to Elizabeth. It is clear that the sisters are quite close. Elizabeth approves of Bingley, but cautions Jane to be certain of the nature of her feelings because the older Bennet daughter never sees fault in anyone.
They also discuss Caroline and Bingley's other sisters. Elizabeth found them to be snobbish, but Jane describes them as charming. The narrator then reveals some important personal information about Bingley and Darcy.
Bingley is extraordinarily wealthy because of a large inheritance from his late father. He has been friends with Darcy for a long time, despite their opposite personalities. Bingley is easy-going and open, while Darcy is haughty and reserved.
While Bingley found the company at the Meryton ball to be quite amiable, Darcy saw no one with whom he wished to associate. Darcy even finds fault with the beautiful Jane; she smiles too much for his taste. Bingley's sisters approve of Jane, though, which makes their brother happy.
The narrator describes the Lucas family, who live near Longbourn. Sir William Lucas was once a merchant, but he has become overly proud after being knighted. His wife, Mrs. Lucas, is a close confidant of Mrs. Bennet, and their daughter Charlotte is Elizabeth's closest friend. The day after the ball, Charlotte and Mrs. Lucas visit the Bennet ladies to share their experiences. They all voice their general admiration for Jane and share the belief that Bingley is attracted to her.
They also criticize Darcy because of his pride. Mary remarks that pride is universal to human nature, and articulates the difference between pride and vanity. She comments, "Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us. Though they do not care for Mrs. Bennet or the younger Bennet sisters, Bingley's sisters become acquainted with Jane and Elizabeth over the course of several visits.
Forcedlactationlover Hobbyist Writer. Too bad I can't draw. I'd love to see an illustration of General Montoya and the four fat privates all bulging out of their uniforms.
A fun tale. I NEED this to be drawn ;-;. I wouldn't object if someone wanted to illustrate this one! Amazing - this is my favorite kind of story Thank you for sharing! Glad you enjoyed it. I enjoyed this story. Wonder what it must have been like to witness that general blowing up like a balloon. Meanwhile, Mr. Bingley takes an immediate liking to Jane Bennet. Bingley's friend Mr. Darcy , however, snubs Elizabeth. The community decides that Darcy is proud and disagreeable because of his reserve and his refusal to dance.
Jane finds Bingley's sisters - Caroline and Mrs. Hurst - to be amiable, but Elizabeth sees them as arrogant. After further interactions, it becomes evident that Jane and Bingley are interested in one another. However, while Bingley makes his partiality quite obvious, Jane is universally cheerful and somewhat shy. Charlotte Lucas, Elizabeth's best friend, has a very pragmatic view of marriage.
She recommends that Jane make her regard for Bingley more obvious. At the same time, Mr. Darcy begins to admire Elizabeth, captivated by her fine eyes and lively wit. She, however, remains contemptuous towards him. When Jane is invited for dinner at Netherfield, Mrs. Bennet refuses to provide her with a carriage, hoping that the impending rainstorm will force her to spend the night there.
After getting caught in the rain, Jane actually falls ill and has to remain at Netherfield for many days. Upon hearing that Jane is ill, Elizabeth walks to Bingley's estate through the muddy fields.
Caroline Bingley and Mrs. Hurst are scandalized by Elizabeth's rumpled appearance, but join Bingley in welcoming her nonetheless. Elizabeth continues to impress Darcy during her time nursing Jane at Netherfield.
However, she remains blind to his affections and continues to see him as a proud and haughty man. Caroline, who hopes to attract Mr. Darcy herself, grows extremely jealous of Elizabeth and mocks her lowly status. Bennet and her younger daughters come to Netherfield to check on Jane, and Elizabeth is mortified by their foolish behavior and complete lack of manners.
Bingley's admiration for Jane continues unabated, though, and his affection is evident in his genuine solicitude for her recovery. After Jane recovers, she returns home with Elizabeth. Meanwhile, a militia regiment is stationed at the nearby town of Meryton, where Mrs.
Bennet's sister Mrs. Phillips lives. Phillips is just as foolish as Mrs. Lydia and Kitty love to stay with their aunt in Meryton so they can socialize and flirt with the military officers. Collins , Mr. Bennet 's distant cousin, writes a letter stating his intention to visit. Collins is in line to inherit Longbourn because the estate has been entailed away from any female children.
Collins is a clergyman, and his patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh who is also Darcy's aunt , has suggested that he find a wife. Therefore, Collins hopes to make amends for the entailment by marrying one of Mr.
Bennet's daughters. Collins proves himself to be a silly man, speaking in long, pompous speeches with an air of solemn formality. The Miss Bennets and Mr. Collins go for a walk to Meryton. Gardiner writes, refuses to accept payment from Mr. Bennet - Wickham is to join the regulars - Lydia wants to visit Longbourn. Gardiner asking for details. Gardiner's letter arrives - Darcy's role in the marriage is disclosed - she hints at Elizabeth's marriage to Darcy - Wickham interrupts her - she hints that she knows the truth about him.
Bennet asks Mr. Bennet to call on him - he refuses - Bingley arrives - he visits Longbourn with Darcy, resumes his attention towards Jane - Darcy is silent. Bennet invites him for dinner the next day - she arranges for Bingley to be alone with Jane - Bingley doesnt propose - he is invited to shoot birds the next day - Bingley proposes to Jane, she accepts - everyone is happy.
Bennet - warns Elizabeth not to marry Darcy. Bennet for consent - Mr. The prospect of the Netherfield ball was extremely agreeable to every female of the family.
It now first struck her Elizabeth that she was selected from among her sisters as worthy of being the mistress of Hunsford Parsonage. She Elizabeth had dressed with more than usual care, and prepared in the highest spirits for the conquest of all that remained unsubdued of his Mr.
Wickham heart, trusting that it was not more than might be won in the course of the evening. Do not wish me such an evil. Darcy, who sat opposite to them. Her mother only scolded her for being nonsensical. You Mary have delighted us long enough. Let the other young ladies have time to exhibit.The Regency novella Pride and Prejudice tells the story about a family of 7 made of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters. The time is the Napoleonic Wars circa the and women had.