Jim Hopper / David Harbour – Character Analysis

“You wanna know the worst thing that’s ever happened here in the four years I’ve been working here? Do you wanna know the worst thing? It was when an owl attacked Eleanor Gillespie’s head because it thought that her hair was a nest.” – Jim Hopper

*** Be aware, there are spoilers ahead! ***

Oh boy, how things have changed since season 1 of Stranger Things. Hawkins, this beloved little town, will see the strangest things of all in the newest season. Season 3 is a binge watchers delight. If you haven’t seen it yet, go now.

One man, with an amazing mustache, a Hawaiian shirt, a badge and a gun, will do everything in his power to protect the town he loves. Jim Hopper, when we first met him was drunk and passed out on in his chair, not caring much about anything. You could tell that he’d been through something painful in the past, and was lost. Over the course of these three seasons of Stranger Things he finds his purpose, his drive is to protect the ones he loves. He loves Eleven, the gang, Joyce, and his town, Hawkins. He’s rough around the edges, angry, usually drunk, but despite these qualities he’s still incredibly loveable.

I’ve decided to change things a bit here with this and introduce an article that shares a bit about the life and choices of the actor as well. I haven’t done that in the past, because I wanted to focus solely on the writing. Who plays the role is equally important as the character on the page. Another article by Esquire, because they’re very well done:

Esquire – Stranger Things Star David Harbour Has Had His Own Trip to the Upside Down and Back

What’s your favorite Hopper moment? Let us know in the comments!

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