Mr. Elton is a rich, high status man of Highbury. Emma attempts to set up him with Harriet Smith, however things do not go as planned. Mr. Elton falls in love with Emma and she sharply rejects him (Austen 126). He later on comments harshly about Harriet smith saying, " I never thought of Miss Smith in the whole course of my existence- never paid her any attentions" (126). This shows his snobbiness towards the poor, lower class. He eventually marries the arrogant Mrs. Elton.