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Top Ten Tuesday: Fav Dads in Literature

Top Ten Tuesday: Fav Dads in Literature

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

In honor of upcoming Father's Day, here are some interesting and favorite dads of mine from fiction!

Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys

  • One Dad is a lawyer, the other is a PI and former police detective. But both Dads are absolutely supportive of their kids. They encourage them in their sleuthing skills and are always on call to give them advice or help.

Emma

  • Okay, so yes this Dad is a bit overprotective, silly and emotional. He spends most of his time worrying about eating eggs or if people will get colds without wearing a shawl. But it's pretty obvious that Dad loves Emma a lot with how absolutely devoted she is to him. And he never pressures her into any kind of marriage!

Pride and Prejudice

  • Another Dad that isn't quite perfect. I mean Dad didn't exactly marry the smartest lady on the block and he basically let his willful teenage daughter go on a sketchy vacation that led basically to her social ruination and forced her to marry a douche-bag. But Dad also loves his kiddos a lot, particularly his Lizzie and the closeness between Dad and Lizzie has always been super sweet. And after the whole Lydia debacle, Dad learns to be much more wise and  with his last kiddo, Kitty.

Little Women

  • Doubtlessly the BEST Dad on the list, Mr. March served in the Civil War as a physician, but always made time to send letters to his "four little women", encouraging them and letting them know how much he loved them. After the war ended, he returned home, continuing to give the support and wisdom to his children as they made their way into adult life. Way to go, Dad!

I know they will remember all I said to them, that they will be loving children to you, will do their duty faithfully, fight their bosom enemies bravely, and conquer themselves so beautifully that when I come back to them I may be fonder and prouder than ever of my little women." Mr. March, Little Women

Meant To Be Mine

  • So I had to throw a modern story in there. This contemporary romance tells of a kinda douche guy and sweet girl who have a drunk Las Vegas wedding, and then he abandons her so she never tells him about the kid and then he finds out and... yeah, lol, romance ensues. Dad learns a lot through the book, but we also learn that Dad had major regret about his choices, and is devastated that he didn't get to be apart of his child's early life. He and his daughter have a very sweet relationship that blossoms. 

Rurouni Kenshin

  • So this one is kindaaaa cheating, hehe, since Kenshin doesn't become a dad until the very last manga in the series and he's only shown with his kid for a few pages. But c'mon he's Kenshin. This guy is going to rock Dadhood unquestionably. He's a hero sworn to never kill, no matter the consequences, and probably the most gentle soul that has ever had to wield a sword. 
Okay, what are YOUR favorite Dads in literature? Or not favorite Dads! Lemme know in the comments!

Comments

  1. I love the dad from Pride and Prejudice! I feel like he's one of the only dads in literature who supports his independent daughter!

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    1. Yes!! I totally agree. My favorite moment is when he tells Lizzie not to marry Mr. Collins despite what her mom is saying, knowing that Lizzie has no interest in him. Way to go Mr. Bennett! :D

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  2. Lizzie's dad - yeah, he sounds like a good dad but I mostly remember the movie version & I think that version is slightly better

    I don't seem to read that many books with good fathers or at least, I don't recall them, so my list is short:

    the dad in 'the little princess' is pretty good, he really loves his daughter, so maybe he spoiled her a bit but he's not bad

    I like 'to kill a mocking bird' dad - he's smart and he doesn't judge people and he seems to have a lot of patience.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Yeah, I think the movie version made him probably the nicest version hehe.

      I know, I had trouble thinking of good dads! I guess they're hard to find in literature.

      Yes! Dad from The Little Princess is a good one. It's too sad that he didn't live like in the movie versions.

      To Kill A Mockingbird has another great dad! Definitely!

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  3. Who wouldn't love Ty from Meant to Be Mine? He totally redeemed himself .

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    1. Agreed! I love Ty and how wonderfully he redeemed himself. :D

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