Nostromo - Part 3, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 1 Summary

The town leaders of Sulaco disband as they wait for General Montero's soldiers to arrive. The townspeople are cleaning up from the rioting, including the chief engineer of the railway, who is trying to show his political neutrality. The engineer and the doctor discuss the prospects for the future of the area, including their guesses for what Gould will do to protect the silver mine. They also discuss the relative merits of Nostromo and whether he is trustworthy with the silver. The doctor explains that Nostromo is not wealthy and only has his good reputation.

Part 3, Chapter 1 Analysis

The town leaders of Sulaco have shown that their revolutionary sentiments were not trustworthy. When the Monteros were fighting in the capital and countryside, the town leaders were boasting about their democratic principles and bravery. Now that they know that Montero is close...

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