Nostromo - Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary

Giorgio Viola, an Italian hotelkeeper in Sulaco, is holed up in his hotel with his family trying to avoid the mob outside. His wife prays that Nostromo will rescue them from the mob. The group waits in frightened anticipation while the mob rages around their home. Giorgio compares this rioting with his own revolutionary experience fighting alongside Garibaldi in Italy. The looting and violence disgust him. They overhear rioters discussing whether they should burn down the hotel with the family still in it.

Part 1, Chapter 3 Analysis

Giorgio Viola presents an interesting contrast in the ongoing revolutionary trials of Costaguana. He had served with Garibaldi in Italy and associated revolution with high ideals of democracy and equality. His allegiance to Garibaldi rested on the idea that there would no longer be kings and queens, but instead a democratic government of the people...

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