Nostromo - Part 1, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 2 Summary

The Ocean Steam Navigation Company (OSN) is the only commercial presence in Sulaco. OSN has a good reputation as a merchant company. The Sulaco superintendent, Captain Joseph Mitchell, takes great pride in his company. The orderliness of the company is contrasted with the government of the country of Costaguana. Mitchell proudly recounts the time that he and his crew rescued President Ribiera during his flight from the capital.

Nostromo is introduced during the telling President Ribiera's flight. He is an Italian sailor hired as a foreman of the dockworkers and a general caretaker of the town of Sulaco. He is almost single-handedly responsible for saving Ribiera from the mob. He also shows a strong influence over the disenfranchised locals of mixed blood.

Part 1, Chapter 2 Analysis

Nostromo is a corruption of the Italian for "Our Man." This title is not given to...

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