The Thorn Birds Topics for Discussion

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Mary Carson convinces her brother and his sons to move to New South Wales and work on her ranch for low wages, by promising they will inherit the ranch. Does she keep her promise?

Why does Mary Carson bequeath her 13 million pound fortune to the Roman Catholic Church? Whom does she name as administrator?

Father Ralph could have simply destroyed Mary Carson's latest will, and Paddy Cleary would have inherited everything. Why did he choose not to?

How often does Father Ralph think about God's will, or his spiritual relationship with God, in the novel?

How often does Dane O'Neill think about his spiritual relationship with God?

In your opinion, does it make sense for Roman Catholic priests to not be allowed to marry? Why, or why not?

Why does Meggie marry Luke O'Neill?

Why does Luke O'Neill marry Meggie?

How are the roles of men different...

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