Outlander Book Club: A Breath of Snow and Ashes Chapter 68 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

The foreshadowing in the chapter is in the conversations about the print shop and Fergus working there. Jamie notes that Fergus needs to stay out of trouble. He can’t be too treasonous that he’ll hang, but he needs to be somewhat treasonous to prevent tarring and feathering. It’s a difficult line to follow.

We know that Fergus does face trouble. This isn’t all his fault. It’s the time period. There are so many issues with the Revolutionary War, and that leads to Fergus and Marsali having to move a few times until they eventually settle in Wilmington. This chapter makes it clear that trouble is still coming.

Adapting A Breath of Snow and Ashes chapter

The chapter wasn’t used all that much when it came to the TV series, and that’s not surprising. It is a shame that we couldn’t see Roger and Young Ian with the boys, but there just wasn’t the time for something like this.

The focus had to be on how Fergus gets his print shop. This storyline changed from the book. It wasn’t Major MacDonald who helped Jamie find a print shop. Fergus mentioned it to Jocasta and she was the one that helped. Fergus and Marsali still move to New Bern.

I know there were some disappointed fans when it came to this change. To be honest, it’s so inconsequential that it doesn’t really bother me.

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