Re-blogged by The Belle Jar: Fictional Favourites: Carrie Mathison (Homeland)

Another post for the brilliant Belle Jar Magazine.

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American drama Homeland hit television screens in October 2011 and the public have been talking about it ever since. The intricate, intelligent plotlines and the immensely complicated characters have kept audiences entertained for three seasons, and a fourth season is in the pipeline.

The character of Carrie Mathison in particular; A Central Intelligence Officer who has bipolar disorder, is a force to be reckoned with. Claire Danes has won several awards for this character portrayal, including a Golden Globe and an Emmy.


Here are just a few reasons why Carrie Mathison is a feminist fictional favourite:

  1. Her analytical skills, instinct and intelligence are remarkable.

Throughout series one and two of Homeland, viewers have been left amazed by Carrie’s skills to decipher evidence and find those responsible for terrorist crimes.

In series one, her incredible year-by-year timeline of terrorist Abu Nazir’s actions…

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