Outlander Book Club: The Fiery Cross Chapter 23 breakdown

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Roger and Brianna talk about the fiery cross and what it means to them in Outlander Book 5, Chapter 23

We delve into what the fiery cross is all about in Outlander Book 5, Chapter 23. Roger and Brianna both view it in slightly different ways based on their own experiences.

I love that we get this chapter. We get to see the upbringing the two had, surrounded by very different cultures and experiences. For Brianna, the fiery cross has a much darker connection, and I’m sure that are many who would connect with her because of their own experiences.

For me, the fiery cross had the same meaning as Roger. Granted, I didn’t grow up in the ’60s, so I didn’t experience the news of the KKK on TV. I knew the history of the fiery cross in Scotland, and Roger would have known that due to being a historian.

It’s important that we get these differences. We see them in life, and I think that’s why fans of both the books and show connect to certain elements in different ways. Respect for the different cultures and experiences is so important.

The show didn’t touch too much on Bree’s experiences of the fiery cross, though. This is because the timing of the fiery cross was at a different point in the show and there wasn’t that build-up to including it.

Let’s dive into The Fiery Cross Chapter 23.