Outlander Book Club: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 5 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

This chapter certainly foreshadows a couple of things. The first is that we’ll see more of Henry and Dottie’s relationships blossom. We’ll also see the trouble that they could bring, especially Henry’s feelings for Mercy.

Then there’s the foreshadowing of William trying to figure out who he is. He’s been robbed of his future, in a way. Sure, nobody else knows the truth yet, but is it only a matter of time? Could someone else know the truth and now he’s waiting for it all to be stripped from him? Who is he now?

He’s also been robbed of the trust of people around him, and once you lose that sort of trust, it’s very hard to get back. I feel like this chapter is foreshadowing him dealing with that loss of trust, especially in Lord John Grey.

Adapting An Echo in the Bone chapter

I want to see the chapter used in the TV series. It’s William’s part that I want to see more than anything else. I want to see him deal with the grief of losing his identity. That’s really what this is about as well as losing trust in people.

I think we need to see all this play out. We need to understand what he’s going through and feel some empathy for him. The only way is to play it out on the screen, in my opinion.

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