Outlander Book Club: Book 2, Chapter 31 breakdown

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Foreshadowing within the Outlander chapter

We know that Claire and Jamie won’t get to live a normal life at Lallybroch. That just isn’t on the cards for them. That doesn’t mean they’ll never get a normal life.

This Dragonfly in Amber chapter does foreshadow things to come in the future. Claire will eventually settle in a home, but not with Jamie. She’ll settle with Frank in Boston. However, eventually, she will get to settle with Jamie.

In Drums of Autumn, Claire and Jamie get to stop living their nomadic life. While there is still the threat of war, the two live at Fraser’s Ridge. It becomes their American version of Lallybroch. There is some happiness coming to them but they need to get through this storm first.

At the start of the chapter, Claire also mentions that Charles has written to Jamie. It’s clear that friendship is still there. It foreshadows Charles forging Jamie’s signature, forcing him into the Jacobite rebellion.

Adapting the Dragonfly in Amber chapter

This chapter wasn’t used too much in the show, mostly due to the sake of time. We did get a little touch on the potato crop, the first one since Claire told Jenny to plant them. However, the show has to quickly move onto the focus of Jamie and Claire growing an army in an attempt to win Culloden.

I do want to touch on an adaptation, though. It’s all about Claire’s attitude to the superstitions of the past. Claire’s time with Master Raymond was useful. In the first book, she goes against superstitions, wanting to help as many people as she can. However, she knows that healing doesn’t come from her but from the soul. Master Raymond pushed that point to her.

Instead of belittling Mary MacNab for her thoughts of demons, Claire finds a way to help Mary. It will do nothing physically, but the stone is perfect emotionally and mentally. I love that Claire is willing to adapt to the 18th-century views for the people who haven’t traveled.

It isn’t something Show Claire has ever really done. I’ve always been annoyed at her unwillingness to accept that her 20th-century views don’t always fit the time and she needs to stop arguing with people. I don’t know why that part of her character was changed so much.

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