Outlander Book Club: Book 1, Chapter 38 breakdown

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Using the Outlander chapter in the TV show

Not all of this chapter was used on the show, but the important moments were. One of those was seeing Jamie struggling with the scent of lavender. Instead of being at the Abbey, it was witnessed after getting Jamie out of Wentworth Prison.

We see Jamie see Black Jack Randall when he looks at Claire. He struggles to separate the two, and we later find out that this was Randall’s doing. More of this is explained in the next chapter, so I’ll get deeper into that breakdown of the show then.

Something that is used in the show is the perpetual adoration element. We don’t get to see the full journey that Claire goes on spiritually. In fact, she doesn’t ask about perpetual adoration. She does spend time with Father Anslem, though.

This is a chance for Claire to open up to the monk. She has a chance to tell her story, about her time traveling. Father Anslem would look at her as a crazy person and with superstition. Instead, he just acts as a conduit so she can tell God everything. He doesn’t judge. Claire has the chance to unburden herself, similarly to the way she unburdens herself through perpetual adoration during the book. It’s in a different way but used for the different versions of storytelling.

I enjoy both show and book version of this. Father Anslem is an excellent character.

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