In chapter 43 there are two major changes taking place both to do with the 2 main characters Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. The changes in this chapter are DarcyÃÂs ÃÂstrikingly alteredÃÂ behavior, and ElizabethÃÂs revised opinion and views on Mr. DarcyÃÂs personality.
Mr. Darcy has changed greatly. He has become far more ÃÂcivilÃÂ than before. We see Jane Austen highlighting this by using the word 6 times when describing Mr. Darcy with 5 of them being used by Elizabeth herself to describe his ÃÂstrikingly alteredÃÂ behavior. Mr. Darcy still retains his sense of pride and high class status which Mrs. Gardiner observes as having ÃÂsomething a little stately in himÃÂ however Mr. Darcy remains a ÃÂgentlemanÃÂ as Mrs. Gardiner continues to observe that his ÃÂstatelyÃÂness is ÃÂconfined to his airÃÂ. Mr. Darcy has also become more accepting of ElizabethÃÂs relations as ÃÂhis civil inquiries after her familyÃÂ show. The fact that Mr. Darcy doesnÃÂt like Mrs. Bennet and regards the rest of her daughters besides Jane and Elizabeth with disdain as he observes ÃÂthat total want of proprietyÃÂ displayed by them at the Netherfield ball would make it a courteous act to even ask whether they were well or not as he does to Elizabeth when they meet at Pemberley House.
Furthermore when Elizabeth reveals to Mr. Darcy that her relations that he took to be ÃÂpeople of fashionÃÂ were from Cheapside instead of him ÃÂdecamping as fast as he could from such disgraceful companionsÃÂ he ÃÂentered into conversationÃÂ with Mr. Gardiner on fishing and even went as far as to supply him with fishing tackle an act of kindness that while described by his housekeeper Mrs. Reynolds was never seen by Elizabeth in the previous chapters.
In this chapter Elizabeth sees Mr. Darcy in a clear new direction.