Daly, Jennifer. "Stranger Things, Season 1." The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Stories, 2016, pp. 172-175. http://literature.proquest.com.libproxy.clemson.edu/searchFullrec.do?id=R05471443&area=criticism&forward=critref_fr&queryId=2975223820606&trailId=159C2159098. Accessed 20 February 2017.
This article is an analysis on the first season of Netflix’s series, Stranger Things. The author criticizes and acclaims the actors as well as the story itself. In this article, Daly gives brief clues into the horrors of the villain team, Hawkins Laboratory, and specifically, the head of the team, Dr. Brenner.
Sinister: Dr. Brenner, the head of the team at Hawkins Lab is described as sinister, due to his torture of Eleven and his evil mindset.
Papa: Brenner is called “Papa” by Eleven. She calls him this because of the brainwashing he bestowed upon this child who doesn’t know of a real life as a normal girl.
Terrorism: The author of the article describes the actions of the Demogorgon as “terrorizing the town”, but the behind the real terror and the unleashing of the monster is Hawkins Lab.
“The opening eight minutes of the first episode are a contender for the most striking of any television series this year, beginning with the attack on a scientist by an unseen creature at a US Department of Energy lab in Hawkins.” (Daly 173)
“Modine convincingly conveys Brenner's sinister nature as the scientist in charge of operations at the lab where El,.. is held and experimented on, and where the monster is unleashed” (Daly 173)
“It is gradually revealed that El, known as Eleven at the lab, was taken from her mother when she was a baby and raised as a lab-rat by Dr Brenner.” (Daly 173)
The author’s motivation was to analyze the first season of Stranger Things. It is difficult to find information on this series because it is fairly new. Therefore, I chose this article to use as a source for my paper because it gives a great deal of information on the characters and storyline. When analyzing my villain, I plan to utilize the details about Dr. Brenner and his relationship with Eleven specifically.