In this passage, one might also notice that the author has touched on such topics as politics, ethics, and aesthetics. Thus, in the main character’s dialogue, it was mentioned that private balls are more pleasant than public ones. It formulates public balls as a place for meetings and making new useful contacts, which can be helpful in political or business aspects. Thus, it was not the place for sincere conversation and relaxation but the area to find one’s commercial benefit.
Moreover, ethical values were touched upon, namely aspects of friendship and sympathy. For example, it was mentioned how intensely William Lucas bowed to Mr. Darcy: “He stops with a bow of superior courtesy to compliment him on his dancing and his partner.” Moreover, William Lucas used some expressive words to represent the aesthetic gratification of communication with Darcy and Elizabeth: “highly gratified indeed” and “superior dancing.” Mr. Lucas also mentioned that Mr. Darcy should belong to “the first circles.”