by Jane Austen
Edmund Bertram Timeline and Summary
- Edmund is nice to his little cousin Fanny after she moves in.
- As an adult, Edmund remains the responsible son and plans to be a clergyman.
- He often speaks up for Fanny when his mom and Aunt Norris mistreat her.
- Edmund is intrigued by Mary Crawford and begins falling for her.
- He and Mary have a major debate about the clergy while visiting Mr. Rushworth's house.
- Edmund continues to waver back and forth on his feelings for Mary, due to their many differing beliefs.
- Edmund opposes the play but decides to act in it in order to avoid inviting a stranger over.
- He has a part opposite Mary and the two have a love scene together that they rehearse with Fanny's help.
- Edmund accepts blame for the play when his father returns home.
- His relationship with Mary continues to progress.
- Before Fanny attends her first ball, Edmund gives her a chain for her cross.
- Edmund then leaves to take his orders in the church.
- When Edmund returns he tries to convince Fanny to marry Henry.
- Edmund writes to Fanny in Portsmouth and updates her on his trip to London to see Mary.
- He is still wavering about what to do about Mary.
- Edmund then cares for his brother Tom when Tom falls ill.
- He picks up Fanny and Susan from Portsmouth.
- Edmund fills Fanny in on his break-up with Mary.
- Later Edmund marries Fanny and the two move into the Parsonage at Mansfield.