Memorable Dads in Literature and Cinema
1. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
I love this character and the fact that Harper Lee's book evolved from her admiration of her father and the life lessons he taught her. Even if you don't like the book or movie, you have to admit at the very least that Atticus is a pretty cool name.
2. John McClane from the Die Hard movies
He's not what anyone would necessarily call the ideal father, what with all the violence and chaos he attracts, but in the end he and his kids come together to fight bad guys and save the world, or at least part of it. And who else can say, "Yippee Ki Yay..." with a straight face and such sincerity?
3. Mr. Bennett from Pride and Prejudice
Lives in a house full of women trying to find suitable marriage matches and all the drama that ensues and doesn't go completely insane. Good dad!
4. Zeus from Greek mythology
I said "memorable" dads, which doesn't always mean good dads. To his credit, he's a better father than he is a husband. Plus, he's got that cool lightening bolt he uses to zap his enemies.
5. George Bailey from It's a Wonderful Life
The ultimate dad, willing to sacrifice himself for his family. Probably the reason this character is so memorable is because he's so human and real. Who wouldn't want this guy for a father?
What about you? Do you have a most memorable dad in literature or cinema? Please do share!