In the same way that I honored literary moms for Mother’s Day, I wanted to give a woop woop for dads or father-figures for Father’s Day in the form of a fave literary dad’s post!
Here we go…
1Mr. Bennett in Pride and Prejudice- Donald Sutherland was the PERFECT Mr. Bennett in the 2005 movie and truly embodied the spirit of the character. Mr. Bennett is often exasperated at his gossiping, air-headed wife (who coincidentally made the worst moms list), and loves Elizabeth for her sensibility and wit. He’s a pretty sharp shooter himself, too.
2Mr. Weasley in Harry Potter- He is awesome and classic in so many ways. Chief among them: he has red hair; he is adorably obsessed with muggles; he knows how to handle his sometimes-high-strung wife; he got bitten by a snake that Harry sort of embodied yet didn’t blame Harry for the attack.
3Matthew Cuthburt in Anne of Green Gables– Matthew is Anne’s super-shy adoptive parent (along with his sister, Marilla). He is quiet and kind and loves Anne so much! It’s a reminder that a soft, silent love can sometimes be the strongest kind.
4Charlie from Twilight- Although he has trouble managing his emotional teenage daughter, Charlie does his best to care for Bella. He actor who plays Charlie in the movies does a great job of portraying all the quirks, awkwardness and protectiveness of this character.
5Cassels’ Grandpa in White Cat-– (I forgot his name!) His man is a death worker who worked for the leading mafia family of the time. He’s pretty hardcore but loves Cassel fiercely. Cassel kind of needs his grandpa in a major way- seeing as how his mom’s in jail and his entire family is either 1. working for hardened criminals or 2. betraying his trust every way they can.
Who are your favorite dads from literature?