Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Literary Fathers/Father Figures!

Hello lovelies,

It's that time for Top 5 Wednesday, as created by the awesome GingerReadsLainey and now moderated by the lovely ThoughtsonTomes over on Goodreads!

This weeks topic is...Favourite Literary Fathers and Father Figures!

I actually am really happy about these topic because I love my Dad and I'm looking forward to sharing Father's Day with him. I'm very lucky that he's still here with me and the fact that he is fantastic man and even better Dad.

I think sometimes father figures can be overlooked compared to mother figures so it's great to give some of my favourites a stage!

My choices for this are;

Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter

Do I even have to explain? I feel like this one's a given.
Arthur Weasley is one of my favourites because he loves his family so much, but he also doesn't baby them. He's there for Harry, even when he's got enough kids to deal with, which makes he a really great man,
I also love Arthur's personality, he can be silly and fun, which is sometimes perceived as stupidity, but when it comes to protect the people he cares about, he is intelligent, brave and there is nothing he won't do to protect them.

Mr Bennet from Pride and Prejudice

I just read Pride and Prejudice and Mr Bennet has shot to the top of my list as one of my favourite fathers. I am one of four girls, and I can't believe how much I can relate to the whole Bennet family considering when this was written.
Mr Bennet is witty and smart, kind and caring, and would do anything to protect his daughters.

Graham Bloomwood from Confessions of a Shopaholic

So I just wanted to clarify that despite the picture, the Graham Bloomwood I am specifically talking about is the bookish version (not that the film version isn't good, but the book version fleshes him out so much more).
He loves his daughter very much and is always there for her even when she makes mistakes. Interactions between Becky and her Dad I find really heart-warming, and probably the most relative out of all my choices.

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Michael Carpenter from The Dresden Files

So this may be one not a lot of people know, but when thinking about literary father figures my mind immediately jumped to Michael.
Michael is a knight of cross, so he is totally bad ass. But he is also a fiercely loyal friend to Harry, and a good father to his brethren of children, including those that not biologically his.
Out of all of my choices, I picked Michael mostly for his loyalty, but also his determination and faith, which adds up to one excellent role model.

Ben Parker (Uncle Ben) from Spiderman

Yes, everyone might find this funny. I don't.
If you don't know why Uncle Ben is a great father figure, then I don't know what planet you've been living on.
He is the greatest of good, and he teaches our Peter the motto which will lead him to greatness.
He loves Peter like he is his own son, and ultimately makes our Spiderman, Spiderman,
    Who is your favourite literary father figure? Do you think Dad's are too often ignored in literature? Let me know below

    I'd love to know what your Top 5 father figure choices are, so leave your answers below, or if you've done this weeks, link me up below!


    1. I was going to pick Mr Bennet also, one of my favourtie films if I'm honest.
      Great picks though :)

    2. I completely forgot about Mr Bennet! He is a wonderful father figure.