Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Fathers/Father Figures in Literature

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Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!

T5W is a weekly meme is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes.  You can visit the Goodreads T5W group for more info.


This week’s theme is…

June 15th: Favorite Literary Fathers/Father Figures
–In celebration of Father’s Day this month for most countries, talk about your favorite dads!

» Sita’s father from Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran

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I adored Sita’s father in Rebel Queen! In my review, I said this about him…

In a culture where girls were not revered, he treated his daughters as the most precious things in his life.  He taught Sita to read, something unheard of at the time.  Not only did he teach her to read in their native language, but he also taught her to read, write, and speak English.  By doing this, he instilled a deep love of the written word in her.

You can read my full review here → Book Review: Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran

» Hans Hubermann from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 


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Similar to Sita’s father, Hans instills the love of reading into Liesel.  When Liesel is plagued with sleeping troubles, it is Hans who stays up late into the night with her and reads with her.  Furthermore Hans sets an important example for Liesel when he helps hide a Jewish man named Max from the Nazis.

» Brian Fitzgerald from My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

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Don’t get me wrong, Brian Fitzgerald is not without his faults, but he is a very compassionate and perceptive man.  Most importantly, Brian LISTENS to his children and takes into account EACH child’s needs.  Brian is incredible supportive and backs his children 100%.

» Mr. Bennett from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

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Mr. Bennett deserves a medal in my opinion…. One annoying wife + 5 daughters = pure insanity.  Sure, Mr. Bennett likes to hide from his problems, but living with that many women who wouldn’t?  Bottom line it is apparent this man loves his daughters and only wants their happiness.  Plus I love his dry sense of humor.

 » Mr. March from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Honestly is there a more perfect set of parents in literature?  I featured Mrs. March in my Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Mother/Maternal Figures, and now it is Mr. March’s turn!  Mr. March is a loving and patient father.  He wants the best for each of his daughters.  His daughters not only love and adore him, but they respect him.

Who are your favorite fathers/father figures in literature?  Feel free to link to your own T5W post!

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