Friday, December 11, 2009

Wedding Bands

 SPOILER ALERT: Dinna read unless you have read chapter 9 in DRUMS OF AUTUMN.  

Why is Claire still wearing Frank's gold wedding band on her left hand? She barely loved him. They didn't have a tremendous marriage. Mofo's DEAD. Why is she still wearing that band? Take it off! You're married to Jamie now! I can understand why she kept it on before going back to the future; she felt bad for leaving Frank. But Frank's time has come and gone. He had his time with Claire. It's JAMIE'S turn now. TAKE OFF THE GOLD BAND.

3 comments:

  1. This is one of the great mysteries of these stories, the whole "why does Claire still wear the ring" puzzle. I get why she wore it all through Outlander and DIA--guilt, wanting to honor Frank's memory in some way, etc. But really--after he died, dontcha think she would have taken it off? Though I guess the fact that she didn't take Jamie's off either--when he was for all intents and purposes dead to her--says something about what these rings symbolize to her.

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  2. I totally get why she didn't take Jamie's off. But not Frank's. Guilt over the way he died, I suppose. But she's never really delved into that too much. You'd think after all the delving she did in Outlander, she'd be all "It's my fault he's dead!" now.

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  3. Amen! I am SO with you on this one, Carol!

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