Pride and Prejudice

Describe Mr Bingley.

Chapters 2 and 3

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Mr. Bingley doesn't change too much throughout the book. Mr. Bingley, much like Jane, is an amiable and good-tempered person. He is not overly concerned with class differences, and Jane's poor family connections are not a serious deterrent to his attachment to her. Bingley is very modest and easily swayed by the advice of his friends, as seen in his decision not to propose to Jane as a result of Darcy's belief that Jane is not really attached to him. Also like Jane, Bingley lacks serious character faults and is thus static throughout the novel. His character and his love for Jane remain constant; the only thing that changes is the advice of Darcy, which leads him not to propose to Jane in the beginning of the novel but to propose to her in the end.


From the text:

"Mr. Bingley was good looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners."


Pride and Prejudice/ Chapter 2