mr. charles bingley

  • Bingley: Admit it, you think all doctors are here to make your lives easier.
  • Darcy: Well, aren't you?
  • Bingley: I've never made anyone's life easier and you know it.
Jane the Beautiful

Jane Bennet is noted for her beauty.

Mrs Bennet repeatedly praises her eldest daughter’s appearance:

“I am sure she [Elizabeth] is not half so handsome as Jane.” - Mrs Bennet. Volume I, Chapter I

“Everybody said how well she [Jane] looked” - Mrs Bennet. Volume I, Chapter III

“Lady Lucas… envied me Jane’s beauty… To be sure, Jane - one does not see anybody better looking. It is what everybody says.” - Mrs Bennet. Volume I, Chapter IX

“My dear Jane, I never saw you look in greater beauty. Mrs Long said so too” - Mrs Bennet. Volume III, Chapter XII

“I was sure you [Jane] could not be so beautiful for nothing!” - Mrs Bennet. Volume III, Chapter XIII

Mrs Bennet is pleased by her daughter’s beauty:

“Mrs Bennet rejoiced to see Jane in undiminished beauty” - Volume II, Chapter XVI

Happiness enhances Jane’s beauty:

Jane is described as having “a cheerful look”. - Volume III, Chapter XII

“The satisfaction of Miss [Jane] Bennet’s mind gave a glow of such sweet animation to her face, as made her look handsomer than ever.” - Volume III, Chapter XIII

Charles Bingley is drawn and attracted to Jane’s beauty:

“Mr Bingley thought her [Jane] quite beautiful” - Mrs Bennet. Volume I, Chapter III

“He could not conceive of an angel more beautiful [than Jane].” - Volume I, Chapter IV

“[Elizabeth observed] how much the beauty of her sister [Jane] rekindled the admiration of her former lover [Bingley]… He found her as handsome as she had been last year” - Volume III, Chapter XI

At the Meryton Assembly, Bingley declares of Jane:

“Oh, she is the most beautiful creature I ever beheld!” - Mr Bingley. Volume I, Chapter III

Even Darcy describes Jane as:

“The only handsome girl in the room” - Mr Darcy. Volume I, Chapter III

Jane’s wellness in appearance is often noted:

“Everybody said how well she [Jane] looked” - Mrs Bennet. Volume I, Chapter III

“She [Elizabeth] had seen her sister [Jane] looking so well as to banish all fear for her health” - Volume II, Chapter V

“Jane looked well” - Volume II, Chapter XV

  • Darcy: [on Lizzie and Jane] How dumb do they think we are?
  • Bingley: Sometimes Jane leaves me pictures of food instead of a shopping list.

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Imagine Darcy going to Bingley about his odd feelings towards you, and Bingley laughingly congratulating him on finally falling in love. (Requested: Male pronouns)

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“It is peculiar, don’t you think?” Darcy finishes with a frown, still in denial of what the feelings he held towards you could really be. His frown only etches deeper at Bingley’s increasing grin, “Are you to smile at my misery?”

“It sounds to me like you’re quite the opposite of miserable! Why, you’re in love, Darcy,” his old friend chuckles, giving him a congratulatory pat on the shoulder, striking the realization into him, “Congratulations!”

Jane’s Thoughts on and Feelings for Mr Bingley. Part 1

From their first meeting, Jane has a high opinion of Mr Bingley:

“[Jane] expressed to her sister [Elizabeth] how very much she admired him.” - Volume I, Chapter IV

“He is just what a young man ought to be, sensible, good-humoured, lively; and I never saw such happy manners! - so much ease, with such perfect good breeding!” - Jane Bennet. Volume I, Chapter IV

She is gratified by his attention to her:

“Jane was as much gratified by this as her mother could be, though in a quieter way. Elizabeth felt Jane’s pleasure.” - Volume I, Chapter III

“I was very much flattered by his asking me to dance a second time. I did not expect such a compliment.” - Jane Bennet. Volume I, Chapter IV

“Jane pictured to herself a happy evening [at the Netherfield Ball] in the society of her two friends, and the attention of their brother” - Volume I, Chapter XVII

Jane is naturally reserved, yet encourages Mr Bingley’s affection best she can:

“She does help him on, as much as her nature will allow.” - Elizabeth Bennet. Volume I, Chapter VI

In her heart, Jane’s fondness for Mr Bingley quickly grows:

“It was equally evident [to Elizabeth] that Jane was yielding to the preference which she had begun to entertain for him from the first, and was in a way to be very much in love” - Volume I, Chapter VI

Yet, Jane is mindful as well as heartfelt:

“She cannot even be certain of the degree of her own regard, nor of its reasonableness. She has known him only a fortnight. She danced four dances with him at Meryton; she saw him one morning at his own house, and has since dined in company with him four times. This is not quite enough to make her understand his character.” - Elizabeth Bennet. Volume I, Chapter VI

Jane’s care for Mr Bingley is brought to light, when Elizabeth tells her Mr Wickham’s tale of Mr Darcy mistreating him:

“Jane could think with certainty on only one point, - that Mr. Bingley, if he had been imposed on, would have much to suffer when the affair became public.” - Volume I, Chapter XVII

Mr Bingley makes Jane happy, and soon he is a part of her hopes:

“Jane met her [Elizabeth] with a smile of such sweet complacency, a glow of such happy expression, as sufficiently marked how well she was satisfied with the occurrences of the evening… every thing else gave way before the hope of Jane’s being in the fairest way for happiness.” - Volume I, Chapter XVIII

“She [Elizabeth] then changed the discourse to one more gratifying to each, and on which there could be no difference of sentiment. Elizabeth listened with delight to the happy, though modest hopes which Jane entertained of Bingley’s regard” - Volume I, Chapter XVIII

After the Netherfield party leave, Jane receives a letter from Caroline Bingley informing her that they will not soon return. Elizabeth believes this is due to the sisters’ influence, but Jane believes Mr Bingley less easily swayed:

“It must be his own doing. He is his own master.” - Jane Bennet. Volume I, Chapter XXI

In her letter, Caroline Bingley also hints of an affection between Mr Bingley and Georgiana Darcy. Jane is quick to believe her friend’s word and so believe Mr Bingley indifferent:

“Is it not clear enough? Does it not expressly declare that Caroline… is perfectly convinced of her brother’s indifference, and that if she suspects the nature of my feelings for him, she means (most kindly!) to put me on my guard?” - Jane Bennet. Volume I, Chapter XXI

Still, though it were against his friends and sisters’ wishes, if Mr Bingley were to propose to Jane, she would accept. Even the thought brings a faint smile to her face in this time of distress:

“said Jane fainting smiling, “You must know that though I should be exceedingly grieved at their disapprobation, I could not hesitate [in accepting him].” - Jane Bennet. Volume I, Chapter XXI 

Despite Caroline’s letter, Elizabeth convinces Jane to have hope of Mr Bingley’s return. More than ever, Mr Bingley is a part of Jane’s hopes and wishes. After an acquaintance of only six weeks, Mr Bingley’s love and proposal is a dear wish of Jane’s:

“She was gradually led to hope… that Bingley would return to Netherfield and answer every wish of her heart.” - Volume I, Chapter XXI

  • Darcy: I'm gonna go after her.
  • Georgiana: Yeah you are!!
  • Fitzwilliam: This is so cool!
  • Bingley: I have no idea what's going on but I am excited!!