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Nostromo is the story of a sailor named Nostromo, who left his own country, Italy, for a Latin American country, Costaguan by name, where he becomes respected by people there. From start to finish, Nostromo is so much concerned about his own reputation. All that he cares for is what other people say about him. He feels happy when people call him "man of the people."
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         Once, Nostromo is asked by Mr. Charles Gould, the richest businessman and the owner of the San Tome Silver Mine in Costaguana, to tuck the silver ingots of the San Tome Silver Mine owned by the Goulds away in a safe place away from the grips of the Monterists, the anarchists who try to rob it. Nostromo agrees, wishing that this mission will add so much to his reputation.
      In time, Nostromo keeps the treasure for himself, telling the Costaguaneroes that it has sunk in the sea. In so doing, he commits several acts sof betrayal: he betrays the Goulds who entrusted him with their treasure; he betrays the Costaguaneroes who have put their trust in him; and he betrays himself and his own ideals of becoming a hero helping those needing his help.
      Eventually, Nostromo is shot dead by someone named Old Viola.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   criminal becomes sensitive    -   searching for $$$/treasure Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   trader Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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