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How well do you know your fictional fathers?

The relationship between parent and child is intricate and has been widely explored in literature through the ages. Particularly complicated is the role of the father. They are often portrayed as abusive or absent while the mother takes on the traditional nurturing role, but that’s not to say literature doesn’t have its fair share of gentle and caring father figures.

This Father’s Day, test your knowledge with a quiz on the paternal characters in literature and the fathers who wrote them.

 

Featured image and quiz image credit by Lonely Planet. Public Domain via Unsplash.

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