Readers Write

Compelling Parent Figures in Literature

Parents influence their kids, their friends, other parents, other parents’ kids. What parents do or don’t do in literature impacts readers, too. From entertaining to self-sacrificing, overbearing to absent, parent figures in literature can change your view of a story, and maybe even your view of parenting! In this month’s Reader’s Write, we asked: Which literary parent figure is most compelling to you, and why? [...]