Another substantially wealthy individual, renter of Netherfield, and best friend of Darcy. His nature is opposite to Darcy’s, lacking a care in the world for class and other such social constructions. His arrival near Longbourn sparks the story and the meeting between Elizabeth and Darcy.
“When I am in the country,” he replied, “I never wish to leave it; and when I am in town, it is pretty much the same. They have each their advantages, and I can be equally happy in either.”
“Bingley was sure of being liked wherever he appeared; Darcy was continually giving offence”
“He is also handsome,” replied Elizabeth, “which a young man ought likewise to be, if he possibly can. His character is thereby complete.”