Good Parent Good Father Figure

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A couple of days ago, Tuesday to be exact, I found this piece. I believe it to be the essence of why children need fantasy and fantasy in literature in particular. This appears to be a CNN sponsored blog, Geek Out! Anika Chin posted this piece referring to Good Parent – Good Father Figure in literature and in personal life. This is in reference to the movie (Harry Potter), “Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” and to the Harry Potter books read in youth. This is a great read with some brilliant ideas and muses.

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Good Parent Good Father Figure

Good Parent Good Father Figure

 For Movies & Geeks

“The best dad of fantasy fiction”

“Arthur Weasley (Mark Williams) holds Ginny back after Voldemort claims Harry Potter is dead in the “Deathly Hallows, Part 2” film.”

“I couldn’t help but reminisce during my chat with Dad. One particularly strong memory from when I was 11 came to mind. To trick my parents into thinking I was fast asleep instead of reading “Harry Potter” well past my bedtime, I would frequently use a blanket to keep lamp light from escaping under my bedroom door.”

“There were plenty of reasons to disobey Dad when I was 11: Death Eaters, magic wands, Polyjuice Potions and Norwegian Ridgebacks. There was also Arthur Weasley, who reminded me so much of my father. Slightly bumbling and a kid at heart, he always put his family first.”

“While there are many strong father figures in fantasy literature, actual fathers like Arthur Weasley seem to be few and far between. Or absent altogether.”

“The “Harry Potter” series explores fatherhood from varying angles. Lucius Malfoy and Vernon Dursley most likely wouldn’t get No. 1 Dad mugs from any of us. Sirius Black and Dumbledore aren’t fathers themselves, but they are certainly crafted with immense heart as father figures. James Potter symbolically guides his son beyond the grave, and it’s easy to imagine that Remus Lupin would’ve been a brilliant father to Teddy.”

“In fact, you could make a very good case for Arthur Weasley being the only good father in the whole series.” So my hats off to a man who’s always willing to do …”

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For Movies & Geeks

We can take our muse from anywhere we can get it. Use what is there and be ever so grateful for the Good Parent – Good Father Figure that is in your life, blood or no.

I have to say that I am a fan of the Harry Potter books. I even saw most of the films. I am not against the fantastical, as in the case of the Harry Potter stories, though some parents are. In my career, I came across a 14-year-old youth that came to receive treatment in a long-term facility for young men who had legal entanglements, behavior difficulties, and/or drug and alcohol abuse issues. Though this youth had been in school, he was out of school more than in it for one reason or another. The first books that he ever read from cover to cover were the Harry Potter series. He was proud of that fact; I was enlightened and gratified.

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