Why do you think Claire kept wearing Frank’s ring after she went back to Jamie after Frank’s passing.? Thanks.
Ok so this is purely my opinion—and my sentiments are primarily based on the show because I have only just started the first novel hehe ❤️
If I had to boil it down, I believe the reason behind Claire keeping Frank’s ring, even after he died, is two-fold.
Firstly, Frank was Claire’s first husband. He will always hold that title and that role in her life. Furthermore, out of respect to who he was as a father to Brianna, I believe she wears the ring.
She keeps it as a symbol of honor and a token of sentimentality.
Secondly, and most importantly, Jamie never asks Claire to take it off.
When Claire returns, Frank demands that Claire essentially die to herself—to forget and remove the last two years of her life that had irrevocably altered her. He took her back on a conditional basis.
And then there is James Fraser.
Unlike Frank, Jamie never asked Claire to strip any part of herself for him.
He took her, married her, and loved her EXACTLY as she was.
His love did not have ANY conditions.
So out of recognition to her past and security in her true love, both rings remain.
But only one rules them all (that is a nod to The Lord of the Rings because I could not help myself hehe)
Thanks for the ask, darling!!!