Outlander Book Club: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 53 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

William’s thoughts of Captain Harkness give us an idea that something is going on with Captain Harkness. Jane would prefer to be in the company of soldiers than this captain, which suggests that he is a bad man.

Well, we don’t get to see Harkness. We do get to find out what happened to him eventually.

I think it’s clear that the two women are going to become more important to William than they seem at first. Frances especially is going to become a more important character than we would initially think, and I love how she’s immediately introduced as innocent. She’s not as innocent as she looks. She’s seen things she shouldn’t have had to at her age.

Adapting the Written in My Own Heart’s Blood chapter

I’m not sure if this chapter is going to be used in the TV series. I don’t think there will be enough time to bring in all these story threads, but Frances is important for Claire and Jamie later in Written in My Own Heart’s Blood and into Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone. I would love to see her introduced, and this is the best way to do it.

I also want to see this protective side of William. I think it’s important to see that he is every bit both Jamie and Lord John Grey when it comes to his respect for women. The only way to show us that is by including Jane and Fanny.

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