Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
There is certainly some foreshadowing in this chapter when it comes to forgiveness. Jamie isn’t the only one with forgiving to do. He’s not the only one struggling with forgiveness at times, and he’s not the only one with things to forgive Lord John Grey for.
I think this connects to William’s story. After all, William and Jamie are so much alike, and they both need to forgive Lord John Grey for their own reasons. William also needs to forgive others. I get a sense that this chapter foreshadows that more forgiveness is to come.
Adapting the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter
I don’t see this chapter playing out in the way that it is written. The main reason for that is how this is internal. Internalized thoughts don’t translate well on the screen. They need to be written into the story in some way. We could see Jamie talking about forgiveness with someone, whether it be Roger or Fanny.
Talking to Roger could be a good option. He is a little more neutral when it comes to Frank, never really knowing the man. This would allow Jamie to share why he doesn’t forgive Frank, but why he forgives Lord John Grey.
If the part with Frank is skipped over, I could see Jamie talking to Claire about Lord John Grey. There could even be a quick mention of not forgiving Frank when looking at Frank’s photo on the plastic of a book.
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