Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice Chapter 17

How does Elizabeth's conversation with Mr. Collins about the Netherfield Ball backfire?

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Mr. Collins informs the Bennets that he plans to attend the ball as well, and asks Elizabeth to save the first two dances for him. She is disappointed because she had hoped to dance with Wickham, but Elizabeth grants her cousin the favor. Subsequently, Elizabeth realizes that Mr. Collins is considering her to be his wife and tries to ignore his insinuations in the hopes of putting him off.