Mrs. Bennett, seeing an opportunity to seal a courtship between Jane, Lizzy’s closest sister, and Mr. Bingley, wealthy friend of Mr. Darcy, sends Jane to walk rather than go by carriage to Pemberly, the estate of Mr. Bingley, during a cold rainstorm so that Jane will become ill and will have urgency to stay at the estate. After Jane having stayed for some time, Lizzy insists on visiting the estate to help nurture her. Incidentally, Mr. Darcy happens to be staying there as well and begins to feel charmed by Lizzy due to her outspokenness.
Later on, Lizzy meets an officer named Wickham and quickly finds him to be charming. He tells her that in the past Darcy refused to give Wickham the inheritance he deserved, leaving him penniless with no means to support himself. Lizzy believes this without question due to her current prejudice towards Darcy and liking towards Wickham. Thus, the relationship between Lizzy and Darcy is further sustained and her antipathy for Mr. Darcy only grows.
Elizabeth visits her newly married, yet only for comfortably of life, friend Catherine at the Collin’s estate, which also happens to be Mr. Darcy’s aunt’s estate as well. Whilst visiting she happens to come across Darcy, who coincidently is visiting his aunts estate concurrently. The two engage in some verbal dispute and subsequently Darcy proposes. Lizzy refuses in a objectionable manner, saying she cannot marry Darcy because of his doing of separating Mr. Bingley from her sister, Jane, "ruining, perhaps for ever, the happiness of a