Pride and Prejudice Comparison Chart Mr. Collins Mr. Darcy Couldn’t perceive Elizabeth not accepting his offer and insisted that her refusal was a ploy He approaches Elizabeth on the grounds that he loves her. His motives were selfish (pleasing Lady Catherine, pursuit of his own happiness, etc.). He managed to offend her as he proposed pointing out her inferiority. When searching for a partner he treated the Bennet daughters like objects, considering the “most handsome” or the “eldest and more mature” as suitable. Elizabeth was actually “complimented” by his affection Responded to her refusal with denial Responded to her refusal with anger. Elizabeth was amused and perturbed by Mr. Collin’s ignorance. Elizabeth was very upset with Mr. Darcy and started accusing him of bad things. Mr. Collins went to Miss Bennet’s house Mr. Darcy approached her at Mr. Collin’s home in London. Mr. Collins is her cousin. Mr. Darcy is not related to her in any way. Mr. Collins was really clear of his intentions several weeks leading up to his proposal. Mr. Darcy’s proposal was a surprise to Elizabeth altogether.