What bothers me about this is the fact that usually the protagonist will go through some radical changes during the course of a story. Admittedly, Ed goes through some heavy stuff, but I never see his personality waver. If this is a result of a psychological thing, I’d like to hear people sound off about it. The idea being that despite everything happening, Ed has one clear goal, or because of his one clear goal he doesn’t allow these things to affect him in the long run which could lead to problems in his future. (Psychological disorders.)
So really, is Ed dynamic or static and why do you think that is?