Outlander Book Club: An Echo in the Bone Chapter 26 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

We get to see more of Jem’s abilities and intuitiveness in this chapter. He shouldn’t know much about the cave if anything, and yet he does. He knows that this was where Jamie stayed for some time. There is more of this to come.

The chapter also foreshadows trouble coming to Lallybroch. That image of the broken glass in the window makes it clear that the children aren’t safe. The first time I read the book, I wondered if Jemmy was taking food to someone like Fergus did for Jamie. However, it’s clear that this cave is going to be important later and it’s all linked to the safety of the family being broken.

Roger sees two stags. I get a sense that this is foreshadowing something, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Who do the stags represent?

Adapting An Echo in the Bone chapter

I want to see this chapter used in Outlander Season 7. Even if it’s not in full, I’d like to see some of it because it is important for Roger’s character development. We need to see him struggle in the 20th century.

For so long, Roger has wanted to go back to his own time. He thought it would be better for him and for his family. Sure, it’s safer, but it turns out that the 18th century was actually where he had some sort of purpose, even if he was questioning things. We need to see that Roger’s thoughts of a place in the 20th century weren’t all that correct, even though it was easy to understand why he thought it would be the best place for him.

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