Caroline is about twenty years old, which makes her Elizabeth's age. She is handsome and apparently has a figure worth showing off (or at least thinks she does). She is not one of Elizabeth Bennet's favorite people, and it is easy to see why. She is described as being capable of being agreeable when she chooses but also being proud and conceited. She recognizes Darcy's interest in Elizabeth early on and attempts to end it, largely through criticizing Elizabeth and attempting to make her uncomfortable.
What to call her:
- Caroline - close friends and family
- Miss Caroline Bingley - before Louisa (who is probably the elder sister) married
- Miss Bingley - others, after Louisa married