Yes! A thousand times, yes!
“First, I must tell you I’ve been the most unmitigated and comprehensive ass”
-Mr. Charles Bingley
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Darcy is a very distinguished, almost father figure type. He is cold and guarded, whereas Bingley is more naive and susceptible to persuasion. Darcy’s tendency to be standoffish and judgemental, coupled with his modesty and pride to a fault, lead him to be misjudged by many, when he is, in fact, a very responsible and caring man. Bingley has a far greater reputation among his neighbours, but his shyness and dependence on the assurance of others causes him to abandon the woman he loves. Darcy’s critical nature softens greatly as he falls in love and realizes how foolish he has been. Bingley’s nature is to follow; this is why the two men are such good friends; one is like a father, or big brother, and the other is a trusting boy who needs guidance and care.