Brianna and William talk about Amaranthus in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 120
William goes into great detail about Amaranthus in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 120. Can Bree offer him any words of advice?
I love this chapter for the way the bond between the siblings grows. William has a trust and respect for Bree that he doesn’t for anyone else. He’s able to share his feelings, and he is also able to control his anger and disapproval. There’s a moment where Bree laughs at the noise that William makes when he isn’t too sure about something. It is so much like Jamie that she can’t help herself. With anyone else, William would likely get angry but he controls that temper with her.
This is an important chapter for William to air everything he knows and feels about Amaranthus. Bree has her own questions at the situation, and she also takes on a big sister role in supporting him and offering him sympathy when he needs it.
I would love to see the chapter used in the TV series. I could see it playing out as well, and I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the adaptation section.
I’m not sure I see any foreshadowing, though. This is more of a chapter that focuses on the current plot. However, there may be some foreshadowing in the way William just accepts Bree’s comments of his likeness to Jamie and that side of the family.
Let’s dive into the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.