In my paper, I discussed that emotional expressions were frowned upon in the Anglican church, and this Mr. Darcy character displays just that. He remains fairly inexpressive, in keeping with the time period and social expectations.
"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice. Matthew Mcfayden kills it in this scene.
Colin Firth's Mr Darcy 'didn't take wet-shirt scene plunge', says show's director
Colin Firth's wet shirt scene as Mr. Darcy in the FANTASTIC BBC rendition of Pride & Prejudice would totally be worth watching the movie even for those who for reasons I can't quite fathom wouldn't watch it otherwise.