Pride and Prejudice

what do you think of the relationship between Mr. Darcy and Miss Bingley?

"Elizabeth, having rather expected to affront him, was amazed at his

gallantry; but there was a mixture of sweetness and archness in her

manner which made it difficult for her to affront anybody; and Darcy

had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her. He really

believed, that were it not for the inferiority of her connections, he

should be in some danger.

Miss Bingley saw, or suspected enough to be jealous; and her great

anxiety for the recovery of her dear friend Jane received some

assistance from her desire of getting rid of Elizabeth.

She often tried to provoke Darcy into disliking her guest, by talking of

their supposed marriage, and planning his happiness in such an alliance."

Page 35-36, Volume 1, Chapter 10

Did Miss Bingley love Mr. Darcy? Or did she think of him as a friend and didn’t want to lose his friendship for his engaged mind and heart with Elizabeth Bennet?

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I don't know if she loves him per se, but she definitely plans on marrying him. Everything she does is meannt to please him, but nothing she does is going to changes his mind about Elizabeth. Miss Bingley is the appropriate choice, and Elizabeth would be the choice of the heart. None the less....... he does make a fool out of her......... or maybe he just makes a fool of himself.


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