Mr Darcy is a character from the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, which was first published in 1813. Despite being a desperately suitable match for any young lady, Mr Darcy manages to offend almost every one of them, by acting like any sort of communication is an incredibly tedious chore, particularly at parties.
"But I can assure you," she added, "that Lizzy does not lose much by not suiting his fancy; for he is a most disagreeable, horrid man, not at all worth pleasing. So high and so conceited that there was no enduring him! He walked here, and he walked there, fancying himself so very great! Not handsome enough to dance with! I wish you had been there, my dear, to have given him one of your set-downs. I quite detest the man."
A character from Wuthering Heights (1847), the first and only novel by Emily Brontë, Heathcliff is fiercely devoted to the woman he loves, Cathy, and really doesn't care who knows it. Or that she's married to somebody else. The news of her death provokes a violent reaction:
"And I pray one prayer--I repeat it till my tongue stiffens--Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you--haunt me, then!... Be with me always--take any form--drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"... He hit his head against a nearby tree in anguish.