Pride and Prejudice

Why did Eliza refuse Darcy's proposal?

Chapters 33 & 35

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Elizabeth explains her reasons for turning him down. These reasons are, first, the arrogant manner of his proposal; second, his actions to separate Bingley and Jane; and third, his actions toward Wickham.


She says that she can't imagine saying yes to a man who has made her sister so unhappy. She also doesn't like the way he has treated Mr. Wickham.