‘It’ is not primarily about a monster but about growing up, about how even if you can evade the demons of childhood adulthood, as one boy realizes early in the novel, will get you in the end.
Manhood doesn’t happen naturally. Manhood is a behavior and essence that must be taught, an identity that must be bestowed by a boy’s family and the larger community of men.
The kids in ‘Stranger Things’ must rely on each other and the legends of which they are a part for answers about how to grow up and navigate the supernatural dysfunctions of their exurban Indiana town.
From school to college to the music industry to Hollywood, Ice Cube made the American dream his reality and went from gangsta rapper to role model.
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