Edward; I know people complain about his personality from a feminist perspective but basically what upsets people are the traits of the literary archetype of a Byronic Hero. Byronic Heroes are supposed to be like him. And honestly he's a puppy in comparison to many other Byronic Heroes.
Whether I am a fool or a villain I know not; but this is certain, I am also most deserving of pity - perhaps more so than she. My soul has been spoiled by the world, my imagination is unquiet, my heart insatiate. To me everything is of little moment. I have become as easily accustomed to grief as to joy, and my life grows emptier day by day.- Pechorin of A Hero of Our Time (Top 20 Byronic Heroes in Literature)