When I first started watching Stranger Things, I took a liking to Jonathan the first time we met him, and my amor for him grew each time we saw a little mais of him. Even in season 2, where he had a smaller role.
I know a lot of people are pretty neutral towards him, or don't like him, or just plain stopped liking him after season 2. Which is completely fine, not everyone likes the same characters, and that's normal. But I felt like sharing my personal reasons why I amor this character so much.
The first thing that needs to be said is that I amor fiction. I watch so many filmes and series. I amor theater. I amor reading. I amor escaping into invented worlds. I've seen and read so much, but never in my entire life have I met a character that is so much like me. I identify with Jonathan way mais than any other character on this planet.
Pretty much everything about him, I recognize in myself and that's the biggest reason why I'm rooting for him so much.
I'm not a very social person, never was, and never will be. I'm pretty much a loner and I've always been an outcast. From daycare to the end of high school, and even today. But I've never felt bad about it. I live very well with this. I amor being alone. I need to be alone. I don't like to talk about my feelings and always keep stuff to myself. My family is the most important thing to me. I don't like most people, and I have very few friends. But the friends that I do have are like my extended family. I would do anything for them. I'm quiet and I'm a pacifist, but if anyone ever so much as touches someone I amor or talks bad about them, I will cut a bitch. Jonathan is pretty much the same. He doesn't really have any friends, outside of Will and now Nancy. His family is everything to him.
I have trust issues, like him, but they don't come from my dad. They come from all the guys that fucked me over over the years (every single one of them). I just haven't found my Nancy yet, but I'm glad he did.
Jonathan is a very artistic person, and so am I. I used to take pictures all the time back in high school. I escape in música when I feel sad, or for anything really. Jonathan is a rock fan, and I like old school rock music, but I prefer metal music.
Jonathan likes to observe people in his photos. I like to observe people while they don't know. Because when people don't know they're being watched, they act differently, and they share mais emotions and struggles in their non-verbal facial expressions than they do talking to people. The scene in the fourth episode of the first season, when he explains to Nancy why he likes to take pictures of people while they don't know, just gave me a lot of feels, because it's so true and I do that too.
Like I already mentioned, I think in season 2 he had a smaller role, but I still loved and identified with everything he did. It's obvious that everything he did in that season was for Nancy and helping her find closure for Barb. And when I really like someone, or amor someone, I will do anything for them. So I totally get why he followed her in everything she did. Because it was important to her, it became important to him as well. And I do that all the time. I even take myself for granted most of the time, because I want the others to feel good, and I put their needs before mine (which is actually something I need to work on, but that's not a subject to talk about here XD).
Anyways. Sorry if this was long, but Jonathan just gives me a lot of feels and I sometimes sort of live through him (which sounds pathetic, but whatever), and it actually makes me feel good. I don't know how to explain it. I just like that someone exactly like me is able to do everything he does and accomplish all of this, no matter how fictional he is, and I amor watching that.
I just hope that Heaton's recent arrest won't do anything to the character, because it would break my coração to see such an amazing character, to me anyways, die or something else. It would be such a waste.
This was me vomiting all my Jonathan feels and I'm not even sorry about it! :P