Outlander Book Club: A Breath of Snow and Ashes Chapter 104 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

The chapter certainly has some foreshadowing in what Bonnet has planned. He is keeping the slaves well-fed, and we know why that is. This is to make them better to sell.

Well, have you noticed that he hasn’t really laid a hand on Bree. He won’t sleep with her because she’s pregnant, but he could beat her, and he hasn’t done that yet. Nor has he allowed other men to rape her. This says a lot. He has a plan for her, and it does involve money.

Adapting A Breath of Snow and Ashes chapter

The chapter wasn’t used in the adaptation. The more I think about the TV show moving this part to a house on the island instead of the boat, the more I think it was to keep the casting needs to a minimum. On the boat, there would have been the need to cast Josh and some other slaves. Keeping it on the island removed that casting need. It would have been cheaper for the show.

It also helped to cut down on time in the show. The series was able to keep to the most important parts of this storyline, which are still to come in the book. I don’t mind skipping over what is really an unnecessary chapter in the grand scheme of things.

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