Reasons We Adore Claire

Below I list many of the reasons I believe we adore Claire Elizabeth Beauchamp Randall Fraser. She stands the test of time as a beloved character. She belongs to all time it seems.

She is my absolute favorite fictional female character of all time. Yes, I know we all sometimes forget Claire is actually only real in our minds and hearts.

To me she is all these things and more.

Forthright
Healer
Opinionated
Matter of fact
Adaptable
Rash
Passionate
Sexual
Fierce
Courageous
Spirited
Expletive tongued
Glass faced
Loyal
Real. I mean the woman has faults.
Fearless
Resourceful
Unfussy beauty
Determined
The way she can drink
Forceful
Brainy
Inquisitive
Willfully blind sometimes
Tender
Vulnerable
Adventurous
Character
Strong
Unapologetic
Feminist

In short, she is each of us in some way. Diana Gabaldon wrote a realistic multifaceted woman.

Claire is a woman who wants to belong, to participate fully in life, to love deeply, to be loved and cared for back. She wants to be seen for who she is. She wants to feel secure and safe. Her desire to be unconditionally accepted. Any of this feel familiar? She sounds much like me.

The way she resonates in her strengths and flaws is beyond what I have experienced before or since in any book.

Now with the amazing Caitriona Balfe bringing her out of the books onto the screen, Claire is forever with a visage and voice. Thank you Cait for doing her so well.

That’s my .50 point of view.

Why do you adore Claire?

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