For Father’s Day, let’s chat about our favorite literary Fathers!
Much like when we featured literary moms, I thought this post would be easier to write then it seemed. I thought of three right away.
- Arthur Weasley. I love his interest in the Muggle world. And how he is there to support Harry and his own children. Fun and serious, Arthuris definitely a top dad.
- Jake O’Hare from the Fox & O’Hare series. Former special forces, Jake taught his daughters to fight for themselves. And is always there with his cadre of ex-military friends when Kate needs be dropped into or picked up from a literal hostage situation.
“Count me in.” Jake put his things back in the rucksack, slung it over his shoulder, and stood up. “The kids can finish up this project.” “You’ve taught them how to make land mines?” “I wouldn’t be much of a grandfather if I didn’t.”
- Carlisle Cullen from the Twilight series. Ok sure. He turns people into Vampires. But only good vampires. Vegetarian vampires. I think what I love most about Carlisle is that he’s a reluctant vampire. His family tries to integrate with humans. I don’t think we’d have the Edward that we all love if it weren’t for Carlisle.
Lynn did a fantastic job listing out great literary Dads. I’ll just add to it a bit.
- Going with the Twilight theme, Bella’s Dad, Charlie Swan, is pretty memorable. He does the single dad thing as well as he can, and accepts the whole vampire thing better than can be expected.
- A Dad well known for sticking to his principles and teaching respect is Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird.
- Let’s not forget Jean Val Jean from the epic Les Miserables. What man will adopt a stranger’s daughter and raise her as his own, all while hiding from the law?
How about you? Know of any great dads from literature?