Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: Jenny


I think these are all valid points. And along those lines, I have to wonder, too, if one of the reasons Jenny might be seen as extra harsh is because we’re looking at her from a 20th/21st century point-of-view. I can’t remember exactly where I heard this, but I remember an interview discussing the fact that when DG first decided to write these books, she didn’t plan on having Claire time travel but she quickly realized that the woman she was creating would *never* have existed in the 17th century. If that is indeed the case, it’s clear that DG really wanted to take a character’s time period into close consideration when assigning personality traits, and I have to wonder if there might be something we’re missing when it comes to certain subtleties in the character. JMO.