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Compare and contrast Mr. Martin and Mr. Elton in terms of manners. How does this have an impact?

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Mr. Martin and Mr. Elton are primarily opposites in terms of manner.

Mr. Martin is described as plain, down-to-earth farmer. Although he is clearly doing very well financially, Emma sneers at him as beneath her in class and as crude and rustic in his manners. She discourages Harriet from marrying this straightforward and worthy man who loves her.

Mr. Elton is more of...

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