Outlander Book Club: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 116 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

The chapter certainly foreshadows things for William in his feelings toward those who kept secrets from him. He is slowly learning to accept what was done in the past. He can’t change that, but he can start accepting that it doesn’t need to change anything now. Those who know aren’t going to say anything that will affect his life. Plus, Jamie has already told us as readers via Claire that who William’s biological father is doesn’t matter. Geneva was married to Lord Ellesmere.

The foreshadowing here is in that William is still accepting some of the thoughts of Jamie. He doesn’t try to push all that away, showing that he’s open to some sort of reconciliation with everyone. He’s also open to accepting all the different sides to him.

Adapting the Written in My Own Heart’s Blood chapter

I don’t really see this chapter being used in the TV series. There are other ways to show that William is starting to accept who he is and who his biological father is. We don’t need to see him out in the wilderness alone, killing a deer. This could be combined with something else to show him not quite as useless in the forests at an earlier point.

There just isn’t the time for everything. Some of the less important moments will need to be cut out, and I have a feeling that this is going to be one of them, especially as I think the whole Ben storyline will be cut.

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