The Outlander series definitely does not shy away from controversy or difficult concepts. The topic of this podcast is no different. This is one of the most talked about scenes in all of the books combined. Claire receives a strapping by Jamie for unintentionally putting herself, him, and all the men in very serious harms way.
A recent article called the punishment a spanking. I disagree with that sentiment on many levels. In truth, my 21st century sensibilities have raised hackles and protest. Though to be fair when I really look at the scene, the time, the place, the reason,………
Was justice served? Was Jamie a brute? Was Claire careless? You be the judge.
You’ll have to listen to the podcast below to find out all my thoughts.
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Good Lord it’s their seventeen hundreds! Very barbaric time!