Thursday, July 12, 2012

Outlander Read-Along Week #4

1. How do you feel about Claire disobeying Jamie and the resulting punishment he brings forth on her for this? Do you feel that Jamie’s punishment was justified by the fact that everyone was put in danger by Claire’s actions? Finally, did Jamie’s vow with Claire’s dagger do anything to sway your thoughts or change your mind on how you initially feel/felt about his punishment? 

Well... I have mixed feelings on this. Claire was clearly only thinking about herself and in the process endangered many men, but I don't know if she deserves that kind of treatment from her husband. I don't know, after reading "50 Shades of Greay" a while back the spanking scene sounded really familiar. Except that this time the spanking was done as a serious punishment rather than for just foreplay. Eh, she had to get punished but I'm still not sure if this was appropriate. Different time, and different place I guess. 

2. Just for fun, what was your reaction to the suspicious black spot Claire spotted on the floor near the area where Jamie was sleeping? Did you have any theories to what it might have been before it was revealed to be a _____? 

I'm thinking it was a rat? Or a giant cockroach maybe?

3. With regard to the ‘changeling’ baby Claire and Geilie spotted in the wild – if it were you back then and you happened upon a changeling baby in the wild in a circumstance such as this, do you think you’d have reacted most like Claire or Geilie? Explain. 

Claire is sooo stupid! They weren't necessarily leaving the baby out to die, she shouldn't have interfered. You have to understand other people's cultures and beliefs before you start jumping in and trying to fix them. It would have been hard to leave the baby alone but what would they have done when they got the baby anyway?!?!

4. Share your thoughts on Geilie Duncan. Is there anything that surprised you about her story or were you suspicious of her from the beginning? 

I was soo shocked when I found out that she was from the future too! I didn't see that one coming at all!!! It was interesting how she adapted to her new lifestyle and became a witch (was she a witch in the sixties as well?). I also thought that she was attempting to raise money for the losing side. Was she trying to change history or was she just a really bad history studen back in the day?

5. Your thoughts on Jamie’s LAST REASON for wanting to marry Claire – the one he had been so secretive about. GO! 

Jamie is such a good guy. Poor him for being stuck with an ungrateful wench like Claire. He could do soo much better (I gather you can tell I'm not a fan of her, lol).

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