The Bennet's family consisted of five daughters with a cynical father and a mother persistent to find enough suitors for her daughters. To get their lives figured out, their parents plan for them to meet a wealthy man and live the rest of their lives as housewives.
Darcy and Elizabeth however did not have a good first impression on eachother at the ball. With Darcy's overwhelming pride, he is cold and snobbish towards the women that night due to his higher class in society compared to the rest of the Bennets who were mostly in the middle class.
In their village of Longbourn, a wealthy man who went by the name of Charles Bingley had recently rented a manor where him, some of his family, and a good friend of his named Fitzwilliam Darcy. News spread of their arrival as they become the talk of the town before getting the attention of the Bennet Sisters' parents.
When Jane had gotten sick after spending the night at Mr. Bingley's manor, Elizabeth came over to help aid in her health. When she arrived, Mr. Bingley's relatives had seen the type of person that Elizabeth was due to her dirty dress causing them to have a bad impression of her and her family.
In order to insure that their daughters would have a stable life, Mr Bennet and Mrs. Bennet got into contact with Mr. Bingley to arrange a ball for their daughters. During the ball, Jane and Mr. Bingley danced three times. At the time, dancing was symbolic because it showed one's compatibility with someone as a lover.
For Elizabeth, she is known to have a prejudice against Darcy after he had presented himself to hate her from the start. She at first does not like him but starts to rethink her feelings when they meet up in future social gatherings.