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The early Australian view that due to countless hardships life becomes invaluable the Australian belief that the land is against those who do not accept or appreciate and individuality is a common quality in frontier lifestyles are three of the many attitudes that can be found in the text Thursdays Child The author Sonya Hartnett uses the characters language and symbolism present to explore the above views With the aid of the characters in the text Thursdays Child the Early Australian view that due to countless hardships life becomes invaluable is portrayed At the beginning of the text the issue of pregnancy and birth is raised as Caffy is being delivered One of the main characters Harper is only seven but doesnt see birth as a happy or exciting event She believes she has experienced her fair share of newborns Few newborns survived in the early 1900s and Harper doesnt understand why her family is so upset when they die only a baby is how she sees it Her little brother Tin is enveloped by a wall of mud shortly after and her father begs God to take the new one instead of Tin Harper sees this as acceptable and refers to Caffy as having no meaning yetbecause he had a good chance of dying shortly anyway which is a very pessimistic and throwaway view on life for someone so young The main reason Harper assumes these attitudes is through witnessing the deaths of her younger siblings One day Caffy develops colic and Harper finally shows some love for him and places slight value on his life as she sees his dyingas unfortunate because theyd become fond of him The readers may warm to her through this but this is all in vain as she adds but at least Mrs Murphy would go home Harpers older brother Devon accepts a job at Vandery Cables the familys rich neighbour He completes it badly and in
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