Edgar is one of those characters that evoke genuine sympathy. Due to circumstances, he is forced to flee and avoid his own father, although it is Edgar who is the only legitimate heir to Earl of Gloucester. He is distinguished by excessive honesty, childish naivety, and nobility of nature. He believes in the positive qualities of other people, especially his brother Edmund. He is convinced that a native person cannot lie to him, attributing his own honesty to the sibling. Despite all trouble, Edgar continues to believe in luck, which once again deceives him through the news about his father's blindness. But he forgets about hatred and sarcasm, showing filial respect and care for him.
Edgar in the Essays