Basic Character Information - Edmund Bertram

Basic Information

Given Name: Edmund Bertram

Age: 16 to 25

Primary Residence: Mansfield Park

Spouse: Fanny Price (end of novel)

Physical Characteristics: At sixteen Edmund is described as being "very well-looking" and "tall for his age" as well as being "well-grown." As a young man he is handsome enough to attract Mary Crawford's interest.

Personality Characteristics: Edmund is the kindest of his siblings, the first one to really reach out to ten year-old Fanny when she comes to live with them. As an adult, he still looks after Fanny (usually) and appears to take his intended profession as a clergyman seriously. He is, however, taken in by the Crawford siblings' charm for a good portion of the novel and allows himself to be convinced to engage in behavior he does not approve of as a result. Most of his poor behavior in the novel can be connected to the Crawfords in some way or another, but Edmund does take responsibility for his own actions, after he recognizes that he has done something wrong.

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