Five for Friday – Fantastic Fathers

In honour of Father’s Day on Sunday (UK) I wanted to share my favourite fathers / father figures in the fictional world.

I have been writing Five for Friday for a couple of months now and thought that other bloggers may want to join in. Feel free to do so but just a couple of rules.

1. Please tag/link my blog into your post

2. Each friday there will be a different topic, please us the topic I have suggested.

3. You are more than welcome to use the artwork banner for your post if you wish to.

Anyway here is this weeks Five for Friday…

1. Hans Hubermann
From Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief
Hans may not be Liesel’s real father but he is amazing. He is soft, sweet, protective and caring. He also wants to see the best out of Liesel he teaches her to read during secret late night sessions. He makes her laugh, he loves her so much. I think Hans is a wonderful foster father!

2. Mr Bennett 
From Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice
I just adore Mr Bennett, he is grumpy, he loves to read alone in his library to stay away from his family’s drama. But he is also a supportive and kind father who wants the best for his daughters, especially Elizabeth. She goes to him more than her mother for advice and reassurance. “We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.”

3. Will Freeman
From Nick Hornby’s About A Boy
More of a fatherly figure to Marcus. Will is a selfish bachelor with a lot of spare money and time. But when Marcus, a school boy who is a bit odd just like his mother comes into his life Will reluctantly becomes a sort of “baby sitter” he brings Will out of his shell, he helps with bullies and makes him become a more confident young man. Yes he takes the piss out of him and jokes around, more like an annoying older brother but he does care for Marcus and I think it makes him grow as a person as well, becoming more responsible and adult.

4. The Man “Papa”
From Cormac McCarthy’s The Road
The Man is a very protective father, he does absolutely everything to keep his child alive and well during the apocalypse. He pushes himself and his son to extreme measures just to survive even killing other humans on the road. The man makes great sacrifices for his son and teaches him to “hold the fire” The Man is a good father and is trying to teach his son to continue to survive in this world without him.

5. Arthur Weasley 
From J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series
Lets face it Ron has the most awesome parents! They take in Harry as their own, his dad works for the Ministry, he is protective, intelligent, funny and caring. An all round good papa!

Who are your favourite fatherly figures in fiction? I would love to know. Thanks for reading,Katie x

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