Outlander Book Club: The Fiery Cross Chapter 15 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

There is some foreshadowing in this chapter. This is a big moment that foreshadows the fiery cross moment a little later in the novel. The fiery cross is a major moment with promises Jamie will make, along with a request for the men of the Ridge.

There’s also an element of foreshadowing of the weight of things to come. Things are going to get harder before they get better. There are going to be deaths in battle. Not everyone will be able to see each other again.

In a moment that is supposed to be a celebration of a wedding, this is a heavy moment full of foreshadowing things to come.

Adapting The Fiery Cross chapter

The chapter wasn’t used in the series. Outlander Season 5 opted to keep the focus on the wedding celebrations. I did prefer this for Roger and Brianna. As I’ve said in other chapter breakdowns, the two have been through so much that they deserved a day that was about them. And let’s not forget that they’re both from the 20th century when the wedding day would have purely been about them.

However, some of this chapter was used. Jamie called to people on the Ridge to join him. In the series, we had a full Gathering moment with Roger hesitating at first. I actually liked this moment because Roger would hesitate in my mind. He’s a thinking man, and he’d already proven that he needs to think before he acts. Plus, he didn’t really know where he stood with Jamie so he was hesitant.

The series also included Fergus being called. I still don’t quite know why Fergus wasn’t included in the chapter unless I genuinely missed it but I read it twice and didn’t see him called on.

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