Who is Hobson in ARTHUR?

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  1. MichaelBA

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    Hobson, played by John Gielgud, in ARTHUR... was he Arthur's biological father? Or was he just the butler/personal servant who acted like a father? When Arthur tells the drunk "my father died, so I stayed sober," is Arthur speaking only metaphorically, or does he literally mean that Hobson was his biological father? When Hobson on his death-bed says to Arthur, "you've been a good son," again is that only metaphorical or literal?

    Anybody know for sure, some source that actually gives the answer?[​IMG]
     
  2. Chad R

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    He's being metaphorical. Hobson was his butler, but since he was his butler for his entire life, and practically raised him -- Arthur called him his father for that moment.
     

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