Mr. Darcy is a proud, arrogant and disagreeable fellow, constantly giving offense wherever he goes. He is a bad boy in tights and a waist coat. Not your typical heart throb! So what is it about him that has made hearts swoon for two centuries? Darcy is a man of Character. Gravitas. Cajones.
Mr. Darcy is enormously bound by duty and honor. He is responsible for the health and wellbeing of his family, his servants, his tenants and his estate, and has carried these burdens since the tender age of 23. By most accounts, he is kind and compassionate in these duties.
And yet, he follows his heart (and maybe his cajones too) by proposing to Lizzy. Granted, his first proposal was a flop with a capital F. But despite some very poorly chosen words, he does talk of ardent love and admiration. His willingness to follow his heart, is quite romantic in it’s essence.