Darcy’s letter reveals the bitter truth about Wickham to Elizabeth. At first, the heroine does not accept that she has been deceived in such a crooked way. Still, Elizabeth recognizes the wickedness of the liar.
The novel is devoted to the relationships between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. The protagonist was born in a country gentleman’s family. Her future lover represents a wealthy aristocratic landowner. The girl’s father is determined to marry all his daughters. In the search for the bridegroom, Elizabeth encounters both Fitzwilliam Darcy and George Wickham. The latter charms the young lady, but he wants to increase Elizabeth’s dislike of the opponent. He reveals that Darcy did not fulfill the last words of his father.
But Darcy’s admiration increases. He is impressed by her vitality and intelligence. The character even manages to confess his love to Elizabeth and makes a proposal. Elisa does not expect such a sequence of events and refuses. She blames the bridegroom for Bingley and Jane’s break-up. The hurt man writes a letter explaining that the reason for this action was his mistrust for Jane’s feelings.
Moreover, Darcy reveals the truth about her lover. He explains that Wickham wasted all his inheritance. Then, to obtain wealth and possess her fortune, he attempted to marry Darcy’s sister, who was 15 years old at that moment. Elizabeth becomes disillusioned with Wickham due to his betrayal and vested interests. She starts to look at Darcy from another perspective.