Claire is forced into a marriage in Outlander Book 1, Chapter 13
It’s hard not to feel sorry for Claire in Outlander Book 1, Chapter 13. All she wants to do is get back to Craigh na Dun and return home. Instead, she’s being stopped by both the Scottish and the English, and now it looks all the more impossible.
We pick up shortly after the events of Chapter 12 in this chapter. Claire is no longer being beaten by Black Jack Randall, while Dougal arranges for her safety. It means one thing: Claire will need to marry to turn into a Scot.
This is an important chapter, both for the books and the show. It’s one that sets up Claire’s journey moving forward, bringing her closer to the MacKenzie Clan and making her part of the Fraser Clan. It also marks a turning point as she’s no longer considered with suspicion.
However, that doesn’t mean she’s going to get out of dodge. She can’t just get back to the stones to get to her own time.
The show certainly adapted the episode purely for the most part. It was just settings that changed a little, and likely due to filming locations, time, and budget. The filming locations don’t distract from the story, as much of the wording is the same, especially when it comes to Jamie’s comments about Claire not being a virgin.
Let’s break down Outlander Book 1, Chapter 13 in more detail.