Outlander Book Club: Drums of Autumn Chapter 16 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

This chapter doesn’t have a lot of foreshadowing. It’s focused on driving the plot forward, getting Jamie and Claire their land so they can create Fraser’s Ridge.

However, there is a little foreshadowing at the very end, I guess. It’s all about that gravestone. There is certainly more to it than meets the eye. Claire doesn’t know it yet, and neither do we as we read the books chronologically. Frank had everything to do with the gravestone she found.

I think there may be very light foreshadowing in the tenants, too. They will be people from Ardsmuir, but that doesn’t mean they’re good people. Maybe Jamie should have looked for others.

Adapting the Drums of Autumn chapter

Some of this chapter was used in the series. After all, it had to be. Claire and Jamie needed to find their land.

Things were done a little differently, though, based on omissions from earlier books. After all, the mentions of the gravestone never came up because Claire didn’t find it at the church during Outlander Season 2. The show left that part out because it would have taken more time than the show had.

Instead, the focus is on finding the land and on Jamie and Claire wanting to start their lives together. The book doesn’t name it right away, but the show ends with calling it “Fraser’s Ridge.” And I did like that ending for the TV show’s episode. It just puts that focus on Claire and Jamie creating roots and connects back to Roger’s search for the Frasers while he’s in the 20th century.

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