The amusing and terrible notion occurred to him while he was visiting his aunt at Rosings Park. The second offer was not a simple question. It occurred on a rural road near Longbourn as they were walking together. So it wasn’t technically a proposal, but it does count since he informed him so that he could keep quiet about it for the rest of his life. So it wasn’t really a proposal, but it does count all the same.
Darcy’s First Proposal to Elizabeth in Which He Asks Her to Marry Him. This proposal and Elizabeth’s refusal are shown throughout chapter 34 when Darcy offers his hand in marriage to Elizabeth.
During Elizabeth’s stay with the newly-weds Collins family, Darcy first tries to propose to her. This behavior came as a surprise to Elisa. For a variety of reasons, she rejected his offer.
Elizabeth departs for Kent to pay a visit to Charlotte and Mr. Collins, whom she hadn’t seen since the death of their child several years ago. Lady Catherine de Burgh’s estate, Rosings, is near where they live. Lizzie meets him numerous times as Elizabeth learns about Darcy’s involvement in Bingley and her sister’s divorce. Then, just as suddenly as he had proposed to her before, Darcy asks her to marry him again.
He claims to adore her deeply, even though she comes from a very poor background. Elisa rejects him. She points out his conceit and intolerance for other people’s feelings. She also brings up his guilt regarding Jane’s unhappy love and Wickham’s terrible fate.
Darcy writes a letter to Elizabeth in which he apologizes for his behavior toward Jane and Wickham. Miss Bennet is ashamed of herself for being so harsh in her comments. However, it’s clear she isn’t feeling well. He had provided no proof of affection before. His actions were influenced by the customs at the time.
In Jane Austen’s novel, personal matters are openly discussed. Personal sentiments and emotions had to be frequently hidden. Elizabeth’s initial proposal of marriage from Darcy is a fine example of when concealed feeling surfaces. It is apparent that Darcy’s haughtiness is nothing more than a facade he puts on to hide his blushes.