What are your favorite father-child relationships in fiction? With Father's Day being today, and with my son's recent obsession with Star Wars, the power of the Force compels me to post this scene:
Though this is a good one too:
It seems that there are a lot of father-son relationships in fiction that are problematic. A missing or dead father (Harry Potter, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe), an abusive father, a crazy father (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance) father as the enemy...well, there wouldn't be anything interesting in a normal relationship, right? Fathers can serve as both positive and negative role models. They can be motivations for accomplishing a quest. Yet, often, they have to get out of their offsprings' way so their kids can grow up.
What are your favorite father-child relationships in fiction?