Little Fires Everywhere

Elizabeth Manwill Character Analysis

An old college friend of Mrs. Richardson’s and the head of a medical clinic on Shaker Heights’s East Side—the only clinic that provides abortions. Once mousy, “timid,” and an “easy target for mockery,” Mrs. Richardson took Elizabeth under her wing during their years as roommates and “transformed” her into a confident beauty.
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Elizabeth Manwill Character Timeline in Little Fires Everywhere

The timeline below shows where the character Elizabeth Manwill appears in Little Fires Everywhere. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 17
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...win the case, begins “searching for evidence.” She contacts one of her old college roommates Elizabeth Manwill, who now works at the only clinic in town that provides abortions. She asks... (full context)
Chapter 18
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When Mrs. Richardson arrives to take Elizabeth to lunch, Elizabeth, put off by Mrs. Richardson’s bragging about her life and her family,... (full context)
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Once she’s back in her office after her lunch with Elizabeth, Mrs. Richardson receives a call from Mr. Richardson. He informs her that the judge has... (full context)