Outlander Book Club: Book 2, Chapter 7 breakdown

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Foreshadowing within the Outlander chapter

There isn’t much that stands out in terms of foreshadowing, except that the main characters from the French storyline have mostly been introduced. We know that BCP and King Louis will become bigger roles, but Louise is also mentioned. We don’t really get a sense of who she is, but we know that she’s directly connected to Prince Charles.

There are also the mentions of the Finance Minister and the state of financial affairs in France. It’s clear that these will become important parts in the next few chapters. Claire and Jamie can stop the rising by making sure the money isn’t available, and that means charming the Finance Minister.

Of course, there is also the consistent mention of Culloden. Claire and Jamie want to stop it. We know that this is going to fail, and we start to see why it begins to fail. There are financial options from multiple locations. Spain may not want to put too much money into things, but if the French do, then Spain may follow.

There is one element of foreshadowing for a future book. Claire tries to think of something other than eels, and she starts with the beaches of Jamaica. Is this a hint that eventually Claire and Jamie will head to Jamaica? It seems odd that Claire would think of Jamaica without this being some sort of potential foreshadowing. What is it about Jamaica in this moment when she’s not thought of the country before?