Station Eleven

Internal Journeys of the Characters of Station Eleven College

Station Eleven includes a vast number of key characters and storylines, focusing on both the internal and external battles these characters face. Some characters, such as Kirsten, Jeevan, and Clark, long for community after a life of disarray, sadness, or lack of belonging. Others, like Miranda, realize their life was not what they believed and come to reality with how they truly feel. However, characters like Tyler find refuge in illogical explanation for the pandemic. Regardless of the differences, all of the characters changed—some for the worse, others for the better—as their journey progressed through the challenges of overcoming an apocalypse.

Kirsten, who plays a pivotal role as the central character of Station Eleven, gives a unique perspective due to the fact that she remembers very little before the Georgia Flu. Before the flu occurred, Kirsten was a child actor and there is evidence of her being lonely and independent. A few years after the pandemic, Kirsten lost her brother and found herself alone once again. However, a year after being on her own, she joins the Traveling Symphony and finally finds herself as part of a community for the first time in her life. The key difference in Kirsten’s internal transformation...

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