Nostromo - Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

The Gould family has lived in Sulaco for three generations but they have never truly assimilated into the general population. Mrs. Gould, brought by her husband from England, is the height of good society in Sulaco and always entertains foreign visitors. The Gould family has a position comparable with the Spanish aristocracy in the area, strengthened by their participation in the Bolivar revolution.

Charles Gould, though raised in the area, always stands out as a foreigner. His family's silver mine has a long and bloody history, including the deaths of many slave laborers. During one of the many changes in government, the mine was seized and then abandoned. Charles Gould's father is forced to buy it during another change in government. While this event is a disaster for Gould, Sr., the younger Charles Gould is inspired to learn all about mining...

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