Fitzwilliam Darcy, generally referred to as Mr. Darcy, is one of the two central characters in Jane Austen’s 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice. He is an archetype of the aloof romantic hero, and a romantic interest of Elizabeth Bennet, the novel’s protagonist. The story’s narration is almost exclusively from Elizabeth’s perspective; the reader is given a one-sided view of Darcy for much of the novel, but hints are given throughout that there is much more to his character than meets the eye. The reader gets a healthy dose of dramatic irony as Elizabeth continually censures (with some prejudice) Mr. Darcy’s character despite the aforementioned hints (via the narrative voice and other characters’ observations) that Mr. Darcy is really a noble character at heart, albeit somewhat prideful. Usually referred to only as “Mr. Darcy” or “Darcy” by characters and the narrator, his first name is mentioned twice in the novel.