Pull Up a Chair: Fictional Fathers
Tomorrow is Father’s Day
Who are your favorite fictional fathers? Everyone loves To Kill a Mockingbird’s Atticus Finch, portrayed in the movie by Gregory Peck (see clip up top). I forget now if I saw the movie before I read the book or not, but now it’s hard for me not to conflate the two. Jean Valjean’s an epic father.
As a boomer, I grew up with a number of TV dads: Ward Cleaver (Hugh Beaumont), Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene), Ozzie Nelson (not fictional actually), and Sheriff Taylor (Andy Griffith) for starters.
And how about dads from hell? Jack Torrance is The Shining example.