Papa!North Appreciation Post

This may sound a little weird, but Jack’s arc somewhat reminds me of Jerry Spinelli’s Maniac Magee… The way he drifts from town to town, and tries to help a pair of small boys by playing with them and encouraging them to do good… but he refuses to be an authority figure because he doesn’t want to be a father to those children… because how could he be a father when he still yearned to be someone’s son?