Outlander Book Club: The Fiery Cross Chapter 11 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

It’s hard to see the foreshadowing in this chapter. You see, it doesn’t really matter who Jocasta plans to leave River Run to. She’s not going to get that opportunity.

As the Revolutionary War gets closer, Jocasta will be one of those the Patriots turn again. She’s viewed as a Loyalist, and she’s going to lose much of her property. There is no inheritance for anyone, so this ends up being a moot point.

It’s impossible to know this at this point, though. I do think the mention of Hamish offers that little bit of foreshadowing, though. Someone can correct me if I’m wrong as some of the details are hazy, but I’m sure Jocasta ends up going north to where Hamish and the other MacKenzies are. If not, she at least heads in that direction. Just the mention of Hamish makes it clear she knows where he is and that he’s safe.

Adapting The Fiery Cross chapter

The part of this chapter that was adapted was Jocasta goading Roger into a reaction. This was a little clearer in Outlander Season 5 than it was in the book, and part of that is due to Jocasta and Ulysses’s reactions after Roger walks away.

This is an important part of the story. It’s not that Jocata views Roger as a gold digger, not really. She just knows the talk around her, so she wants to make it clear to anyone listening that Roger isn’t in this marriage for the money. He also fully claims Jemmy as his own. People talk in the colonies. Gossip spreads like wildfire. There’s no doubt that this interaction will get around.

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