Elizabeth took an intense dislike for Darcy at their very first meeting. Do you think she was justified in doing so?
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Elizabeth and Darcy's first meeting was uncomfortable to say the least. At the ball, both Bennet girls quickly judge Mr. Darcy to be "the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world" because of his reserve and his unwillingness to dance with anyone outside of his own party. At one point, Bingley encourages Darcy to dance with Elizabeth, who is not dancing either, but he refuses. Elizabeth overhears Darcy describe her as "tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me." She is understandably outraged, and the encounter solidifies her ill opinion of him.