Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
The chapter doesn’t foreshadow all that much. It’s making a note of the time period—the events that are happening. We just know that the Revolutionary War is here. This is it. There’s no turning back now.
I guess the foreshadowing is in the fact that eventually everyone just accepts Lizzie and the twins. At least, everyone in the Fraser/MacKenzie households does, and those connected to them. The three are happy with their family. They can keep to themselves. What’s wrong with that?
Adapting A Breath of Snow and Ashes chapter
The chapter hasn’t been used in Outlander just yet. That’s not surprising in the latter part of the chapter. We’ve only just had the scandal of the marriage and handfasting. Lizzie is pregnant, but she’s not had the baby. However, we’re not going to get the part with her dad. Her dad hasn’t been brought back into the series, and I’m not too bothered by that considering the way TV shows have to film and handle guest stars.
The bit I’m not sure will come up or not is the poem. There’s not any real need to have the poem. We know things are starting up. We know the Boston Tea Party has happened.
It think the use of the Boston Tea Party was well thought out for the writers. Pretty much everyone has heard of the Boston Tea Party (and I’m not talking about the political party!). We all tend to know that the people of Boston threw tea into the harbor over taxes. The ride of Paul Revere might not be as well known to those outside of the United States.
Outlander is a global audience. The show needs to do quick focuses on events to mark the time period. Just a quick mention of the Boston Tea Party did that for everyone around the world.
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