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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Fathers/Father Figures

So I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit. A first I was really tired, then I was really busy and recently I was quite sick. But now I’m back (hopefully) and ready to get my nose to the grind stone.

But first lets do a Top Five Wednesday. Favorite Fathers or father figures. Difficult. Firstly because I don’t really have one of those… so my perspective might be a little skewed.  Secondly the books I tend to read have a noticeable lack of parents. It’s a just a trope of the genre. So here I go searching for literary father figures.

(PS It’s really nice to be writing again. I should really make a habit of it.)


Dalinar Kholin – Stormlight Archive

He might not have been the best father when his children were young. You know, rather being off fighting wars than being with his sons. And the whole drama with their mother. (No further spoilers here.) But he is basically being a father figure to all of Roshar now, if they like it or not. And who wouldn’t want a dad who could make whole armies shake in their armour.


 

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Father Chains – The Lies of Locke Lamora

He keeps his adopted scoundrel children safe, warm and fed. While teaching them manners, cooking, sewing, sword fighting, hand-to-hand combat, languages and how to rob any person blind. That’s good parent material if you ask me.


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Mr. Bennet – Pride and Prejudice

The most traditional father on the list. Considering the five daughters and that loud wife of his, the man’s a saint. In his quiet way he supports Jane at the times she needs it the most.


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Sam Vimes – Thud!

Here is a man who will read his son a bedtime story, no matter what. He is also the father figure of the whole Watch, so that’s that.


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Arthur Weasley – Harry Potter

Yeah, Arthur Weasley is a pretty cool dad. Big family, good marriage and a pretty cool job. There was also no hesitation when they took Harry in. (As far as I remember. I haven’t read the Potter series since High School. Sacrilege, I know.)

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Just a last extra note for Henry Flynn from Our Dark Duet.  He adopts monsters as his children and keeps half the city safe from the other bad monsters. Not bad.

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