Nostromo - Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary

Nostromo arrives at the hotel in time to stop it from being burned by a group of rioters. He rescues the Viola family and then leaves them to attend to other matters.

The Viola family's routine is described in more detail. This Italian family call Nostromo, "Gian Battista" and resent the amount of loyalty he shows to the English merchants in the area. They make fun of the way he allows the English to call him Nostromo. At the same time, all the members of the family greatly admire Nostromo.

Viola's hotel caters to the Italian workers and sailors in the area. He is disappointed to see that they, along with Nostromo, are not interested in pursuing equality and democracy. He recognizes that all they care about is wealth, power, and a good reputation in the community. He compares them to...

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