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Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth Martin is Robert Martin's sweet sister. Harriet and her always seem to talk very well, "she seemed to try to be very friendly, and we shook hands, and stood talking some time” (Austen 172)." Elizabeth didn't want to make it hard for her and Harriet to be friends because earlier on Harriet had rejected her brother's hand in marriage. However, she was still sweet and that was a characteristic Jane Austen wanted the readers to see in a content, poor, farmer's daughter.