Lizzie

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Lizzie
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Lizzie
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Poor White
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
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No
Biography: 

Sarty's Aunt Lizzie lives with the Snopes family. Lizzie is Lennie Snopes' sister. They have a close relationship, working together to complete household chores and to buy Sarty an axe for Christmas. Lizzie comforts Lennie through the difficulties of her marriage to the arsonist Ab. On the night Ab attempts to burn down de Spain's barn, Sarty's "mother and aunt sat side by side on the bed, the aunt's arms around his mother's shoulders" (22). Ab commands Lennie to restrain Sarty so that he cannot sound the alarm. Lizzie sides against Ab, telling Lennie: "Let him [Sarty] go! [. . .] If he don't go, before God, I am going up there myself" (22).

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