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Drums of Autumn Themes

Diana Gabaldon
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The Significance of Names

In both the past and the future, every main character is wrapped in the history of their name and they each search for their identity through a name. When Roger is introduced to the novel he is visiting Brianna in Massachusetts, USA. He is using his adoptive father's name, Wakefield, and Brianna carries her stepfather's name, Randall. Roger has come all the way to America to play at a Celtic festival and by the end of it; the significance of names sparks a connection in both the characters and the reader.

Although the festival a watered down Scottish tradition it ended meaningfully with the war call and response of the clans. For entertainment and because he has accepted a vague tie to the Mackenzie heritage, Roger responds to the call of the Mackenzie clan. Brianna on the other hand is torn. "Her chest felt tight...

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