The List of Great Literary Fathers/Father Figures

Mr Bennett

We decided to make a little list of literary fathers in honor of Father’s Day.  We know it’s a little late, since Father’s Day was yesterday… but we think you will forgive us/still enjoy the list anyway.  So here it is.

The Greats

Matthew Cuthbert from Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Mr. Bennett from Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen

Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchel

The Father from The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Prospero from The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Charles Ingalls

Eddard Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Tam al’ Thor from Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter Series by JKR



That’s all that we could think of – did we miss any?

Written by Rachel B.

Rachel is a co-creator and writer at Definitely Not for the Birds (DNFB). She recently graduated with a degree in English. Presently, she writes, reads, and then reads and writes some more, with a giant and ever-present mug of green tea in her hand. Follow Rachel @rrbindl and DNFB @not4birds