Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
The chapter certainly foreshadows things for Fanny. This is the first mention of her speech impediment, and it’s now understandable why she doesn’t say too much. I feel like we get some foreshadowing of her coming across Claire, who helps her with the impediment, and not by cutting out her tongue!
There’s also some foreshadowing of Fanny getting a better life. She doesn’t have to be a prostitute, and Jane did the right thing getting Fanny out of the brothel. Sadly, it doesn’t end as well for Jane, and William’s connection to Jane seems to suggest such a thing. The guy hasn’t had much luck with the women in his life.
Adapting the Written in My Own Heart’s Blood chapter
I’m in two minds about whether we’ll see this chapter used in the TV series. It all depends on whether Fanny will be used or not. If she’s brought in and is virtually adopted by Claire and Jamie, then we need to see this start. We need to see how Jane figures out that William is someone to trust, and that William decides he wants to help these two women.
If Fanny isn’t going to be used later on, then the chapter could be avoided. It would be good to see camp life, but there is a lot to fit into two seasons of the series. I’m just not sure if there is going to be enough time.
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