Outlander Book Club: Drums of Autumn Chapter 56 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

I don’t note any foreshadowing in this chapter of Drums of Autumn. It’s very much focused on Roger’s development as a compassionate man.

I think the only thing this offers is a look at what Roger could do if he remains in the past. He can become a minister, helping the people of the Ridge. Other than that, we’re very focused in the plot of what’s to come for Alexandre, and what that will mean for Roger.

Adapting the Drums of Autumn chapter

This Drums of Autumn chapter was certainly used in the TV series. We got Alexandre’s confession to Roger.

Things weren’t quite the same. Roger was pulling away from being a compassionate man and he was focused on escaping, which isn’t the case in the book. I do feel more connected to Roger’s actions on the show than in the book. If I was Roger, I would be looking for a way to escape. I would be wondering if I could stop caring about others and put the focus on myself.

I think that’s why I love the TV show version of Roger’s story so much. I can connect to much to this TV show character more than the one in the book—although I do love them both.

Either way, the story leads to the same point: Alexandre’s execution.

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