Why does Mr Darcy not want to leave Rosings?

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It is in Chapter 30 of Pride and Prejudice that Mr Darcy arrives at Rosings with Colonel Fitzwilliam, his cousin. It is interesting that Lady Catherine interprets his presence as dedication to her daughter, to whom it is expected that he will marry, but as we read the novel, we realise that Darcy is staying in Rosings because he is trying to work out if Elizabeth would be willing to marry him. This culminates in his famous proposal to Elizabeth in Chapter 34. Once he has received his rejection, Darcy wastes no time in leaving, having discovered all he wants to.

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