Outlander Book Club: Book 2, Chapter 6 breakdown

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Foreshadowing within the Outlander chapter

A lot of the chapter is focused in the moment or on the past. We get some connections to events that had happened in the past, especially when it comes to Geillis. One thing that I do need to comment on is that Claire says she doesn’t know where Geillis came from, and it seems like Claire has forgotten about “one nine six seven” that Dougal said to her. Maybe that’s why Claire was looking for Geillis in 1968.

However, there were some elements of foreshadowing. One of those moments was certainly making an enemy out of the Comte. It’s clear that this man is going to show up.

Jared and the Comte are in the same business. They are business rivals. Now things have become far more personal for the two companies, especially where Claire is concerned.

Then there’s the foreshadowing of Culloden. Claire mentions that they’re going to work on meeting with Bonnie Prince Charlie and that she’s willing to slip something in his soup if it comes to it. Is this foreshadowing for something that Claire and Jamie consider doing as a sort of hail Mary?

I think there’s also the foreshadowing that Claire and Jamie can’t stop Culloden. They will need to switch sides to make sure Culloden happens and the Jacobites win. We already know the outcome is the same as real history, but this chapter here makes it clear that there will be something that forces Jamie and Claire to switch sides.