Readers may remember the two male leads - Bingley and Darcy.
Bingley is relaxed, open and friendly. Darcy is (for most of the
story) cold, haughty and reserved. They have been to a dance.
Jane Austen says -
> The manner in wich they spoke of the Meryton assembly was
> sufficiently characteristic. Bingley had never met with
> pleasanter people or prettier girls in his life; everybody had
> been most attentive and kind to him, there had been no formality,
> no stiffness, he had soon felt acquainted with all the room; and
> as to Miss Bennet, he could not conceive an angel more beautiful.
> Darcy, on the contrary, had seen a collection of people in whom
> there was little beauty and no fashion, for none of whom he had
> felt the smallest interest, and from none received either
> attention or pleasure. Miss Bennett he acknowledged to be pretty,
> but she smiled too much.
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