Nostromo - Part 2, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 1 Summary

Though the government has been overthrown, the commercial activities of the country continue, both at the isolated silver mine and at the harbor of Sulaco. The ongoing government turmoil, including the overthrow of the tyrant Guzman Bento, has shaped many of the political and social leaders of the town, specifically Don Jose Avellanos. Don Jose remembers the torture and humiliation he suffered under Guzman, and has retired to a quiet life in Sulaco with his daughter, Antonia. Don Jose gives his support to Ribiera, who was elected to a five-year term as president. Gould uses his influence from the silver mine to finance Ribiera's campaign and gain international support.

Part 2, Chapter 1 Analysis

Ribiera is the symbol of democratic stability for Costaguana. It is hoped that he will bring both long-term democracy to the country and international financial support. Because Ribiera is...

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