Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe Nostromo.
Nostrom is an Italian sailor whose personal charm and organizational powers make him the cherished pet of Costaguana's aristocracy.
2. Describe the Isabel Islands.
Off the coast of Costaguana is a group of small islands called the Isabels. These islands are uninhabited and remote, even though they are not far from the harbor of Sulaco.
3. What do you think the silver mine represents?
The silver mine promises great wealth but it is continually a source of trouble for the owners. Because the mine represents great wealth, it triggers a greed and possessiveness that is likely to drive people mad.
4. What happens to the Americans that go in search of the silver mine?
A group of Americans cuts their way through the jungle until they discover a hidden silver mine. After sending up smoke to confirm their location, the Americans disappear forever.
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