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Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

Character Analysis Edgar Linton

Edgar represents the typical Victorian hero, possessing qualities of constancy and tenderness; however, a non-emotional intellectual is not the type of person who can make Catherine happy in the long run. Edgar loves and understands Catherine more than anyone realizes, but love alone is not enough to sustain a relationship. He ends up losing everything — his wife, his sister, his daughter, and his home — to Heathcliff because good does not always overcome evil. He is a foil for Heathcliff.