“Pride and Prejudice” deals with the gradual union of Darcy and Elizabeth. Shortly after they began to diverge because of their “pride” and “prejudice” but in course of time Darcy’s pride demolishes and Elizabeth’s prejudice turns into a reasoned attitude and finally they are best suited to each other for a marital relationship.
At the Meryton ball when Bingley suggests that Darcy should dance with Elizabeth he makes the insulting remark that she is tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt him. Elizabeth overhears Darcy’s remark and feels somewhat slighted. She becomes prejudiced against him which is again strengthened by the lies told by George Wickham about Darcy. He says that Darcy has deprived him of his father’s promised career of a Clergyman to Wickham. Further colonel Fitzwilliam reveals to her that Darcy is responsible for dissuading Bingley from marrying Jane. Elizabeth is agitated over the revelation and hates Darcy as never before for meddling in Jane’s life.