Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
I think there is some foreshadowing in Young Ian giving the hide of the wolf cub. It’s a sign that new life can come, and foreshadowing that this is going to be a healthy baby. I also think it’s foreshadowing that Ian’s Mohawk life hasn’t completely left him. Emily returns in the next book, and she is the one who gives Ian and Rachel’s baby a name.
Other than that, we just have the focus on new life. It’s all about new beginnings, which the ending of a book is. It’s saying goodbye to the book we’ve read and getting us ready for the next book in the series.
Adapting the Written in My Own Heart’s Blood chapter
I really want to see the moment with the hide of the wolf cub to be brought into the TV series. There is so much symbolism in this. We have that memory of Rollo, who did help to really bring Rachel and Ian together—and he stayed around long enough to know that Ian and Rachel were happy together.
There is also the symbolism connected to Ian and Emily’s daughter, who was wrapped in a wolf’s hide and buried. The use of the unborn wolf’s hide is symbolism that it could bring in new life.
I would also love to see Germain being sent off with the instruction to get Young Ian drunk while Fanny gets to stay to help with the birth. Of course, I want to see Claire and Jenny working together to bring Jenny’s grandchild into the world considering Claire helped to bring one of Jenny’s children into the world.
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