The Train from Rhodesia Questions and Answers
by Nadine Gordimer

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Infer what the incident with the lion tell us about the relationship between the woman and her husband in "The Train from Rhodesia."

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The two characters in Nadine Gordimer’s story seem to look at life quite differently. They have not been married long and are still getting used to spending time together.

Even though they are on vacation, their contrasting approaches to the world are conveyed through an apparently minor incident such as purchasing a souvenir. The young wife seems more interested in obtaining items that will remind her of the experience, as...

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