Sons and Lovers

by

D. H. Lawrence

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Edgar Leivers Character Analysis

Edgar Leivers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leivers and the brother of Miriam, Maurice, and Geoffrey. He is a serious and intelligent young man and strikes up a deep friendship with Paul Morel. Edgar is very different from his sister, Miriam, who is very spiritual and interested in personal ideas. In contrast, Edgar is rational, scientifically minded, and practical.
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Edgar Leivers Character Timeline in Sons and Lovers

The timeline below shows where the character Edgar Leivers appears in Sons and Lovers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6
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When they return to the house, Mr. Leivers is there with his son Edgar, who helps on the farm. Not long after, the younger boys, Geoffrey and Maurice, arrive... (full context)
Chapter 7
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As time goes on, Paul becomes good friends with Edgar and with Mrs. Leivers. He often spends time with Miriam because he feels sorry for... (full context)
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...keep his temper, he finds Miriam’s slowness infuriating and is often cruel with her. When Edgar takes an interest in the subject, Paul finds he can explain it easily to him... (full context)
Chapter 8
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For a while, before their father rents a family pew, Miriam and Edgar attend church with Paul and Mrs. Morel and sit in their pew during the service.... (full context)
Chapter 9
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...that he cannot stay away from the farm. He spends a lot of time with Edgar and loves the family, but he tries to avoid being alone with Miriam when he... (full context)
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Eventually, tiring of Clara’s contempt, Paul goes out to meet Edgar, who is at work on the farm. Edgar is pleased to see Paul and Paul... (full context)