Bingley rented Netherfield Hall, and became a target for Mrs Bennet’s match matching schemes. He falls in love with Jane Bennet, but is persuaded by Darcy that Jane’s calm demeanour means that she is not in love with him. He does marry Jane eventually which doesn’t please Mrs Hurst, or Miss Bingley (his sisters) who hoped that he would marry Georgiana Darcy.
Main male character, who finally marries Lizzie Bennet after a disastrous first marriage proposal which begins : “Long have I struggled…” and then goes on to imply that Lizzie’s family, particularly her mother are embarrassments. Both he and Lizzie are a mixture of pride and prejudice. However, beneath his reserve he is honourable and generous, and is instrumental in rescuing Lydia from disgrace by “paying” Wickham to marry her. He owns Pemberley and is the brother of Georgiana, his much younger sister.