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© Daniel E. Josephy-Hernández, 2020
Daniel E. Josephy-Hernández
Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica.
Núm. 31 (2019)
Publicado: Feb 27, 2020
This article concentrates on the discourse employed in Homeland, a television show produced in the United States. After a discourse analysis of three characters and the set- tings of the third season, it is easy to conclude that the show encourages and display stereotypical portrayals of not only the US and the government’s secret-service agencies, but also of Iran and the Middle East in general. It foments an Orientalist image of the Middle-East (the near Orient) as both an exotic place (as explained by Said’s 1978 book Orientalism) and a chaotic, underdeveloped one full of terrorists that must be saved and purged by the United States.