Claire’s Top Ten Favorite Female Time Travelers #3 Claire Beauchamp
September 23, 2015
Rewind Files author Claire Willett shares a list of her favorite chrono-jumping ladies from movies, books and television!
3. Claire Beauchamp (from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon)
I’m obsessed with these books. I’ve read nearly the whole series (I think I’m two behind) and while they’re all great, the later ones are more like straight historical fiction, so the first – which is the most overtly about time travel – is my favorite. Not just because Claire and Jamie have one of the all-time great fictional romances, and not just because Claire drinks and swears and saves lives with her badass field medic skills, and not just because the TV series has cast her perfectly (CAITRONA BALFE = LIFE GOALS, WIFE GOALS), but because Outlander does a remarkably thoughtful job of really delving into the ethics of time travel. What is Claire’s moral obligation, when she knows what’s about to happen and the people around her don’t? Should she interfere or let history play out? Watching her navigate those tricky questions is as captivating as her swoon-worthy romance with the hot Scot.