Outlander Themes

Diana Gabaldon
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Disappearances Happen

The central image and conceit of this story is that things are not always as they seem. People disappear from time to time, almost in thin air. No one knows what happens to them. No matter when people live their lives, whether it be in the 1900's or the 1700's, they are skeptical about things they cannot explain. Time travel would be one of the hardest things to explain.

Claire doesn't believe she is traveling through time at her first entrance in 1743. She finds it hard to believe that she's not involved in some sort of movie filming as she watches the Highland men on horseback dressed in kilts run about. It takes her a few days for the realization to set in and then she isn't even sure how she will return to her own time. She imagines that she came through the standing stones, but...

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