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How does Lizzy feel about Darcy at different points of the novel?

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How does Lizzy feel about Darcy at different points of the novel? The very first time I laid eyes upon Darcy I disliked him, his manner was arrogant and he spoke out of term about me. He had the cheek to call me, a young lady intolerable. I could hardly believe my ears when I heard him speak that about me in the otherwise pleasant atmosphere of a ballroom. I don't believe that Darcy has any manners at all and after hearing him say that I immediately formed an opinion of him and I knew that he definitely wasn't worth the trouble of even polite conversation. Whether he feels that he is far too good for us I don't know, I suspect that he does. I promised my mother and myself that I would never dance with Darcy as I find him intolerable and disagreeable. 'Every savage can dance' indeed, I can assure anybody that cares to listen that I shall not be dancing with a man like him, even if anybody can. I could easily forgive his pride if he had had not mortified mine. I have even tried avoiding the man, at Netherfield when I didn't want to talk to him. ...read more.


I don't know why because Darcy has always displeased me and yet I still contemplate the possibility of mistake in the story Wickham has related to me. During my stay at Rosings it chanced to happen that Mr Darcy was visiting and was very polite to me, I curtsied once to him without saying a word. I decided to ask him how it was that he had not happened to see Jane as she had been in town for three months. I was intrigued to see how he would respond to this, and whether he would express any feelings of guilt or shame but he appeared only a little confused as he answered that he had never been so fortunate as to meet Miss Bennet. The subject was persued no farther. A week after the arrival of mr Darcy I was playing on the piano forte while mr Darcy observed and I joked with him that he meant to frighten and intimidate me by watching. I jested that my courage rose with every attempt of his to do so. He replied that he had had the pleasure of my acquaintance long enough to know that I find great enjoyment in occasionally professing opinions which in fact are not my own, which I found very amusing. ...read more.


I could not be totally insensible to the compliment of his affection in spite of my deeply routed dislike, although my intentions did not vary for an instant. I lost all compassion in anger and attempted to compose myself so that I could answer him. I replied that I could not and had not ever desired his good opinion, and that he had certainly bestowed it most unwillingly. I could not feel gratitude towards him and was sorry to have occasioned pain to him. I decided that now was the time to question him about his actions, not only towards myself but towards Jane also. He replied that he had indeed done everything in his power to separate Mr Bingley from Jane and that it was in his best interests. He also became angry at the accusations of the story related to me by Wickham. In spite of his attempt to justify himself I could not help but feel that his manners had impressed upon me the full extent of his arrogance, conceit and selfish distain for the feelings of others in the past. This gave me no option but to maintain the opinion of him I always had. ...read more.

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