Nostromo - Study Guide Part 3, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 5 Summary

Pedro Montero's ragged army arrives in town, carrying the spoils of looting along the way. Pedro's career, ranging from a poor childhood to a lazy and uneducated adulthood, prepares the reader for how he will treat Sulaco. Montero's immature fantasies make him wish to establish a decadent royal court. Pedro is disappointed to see that all the expensive homes of Sulaco have been destroyed in the rioting. His army followers give long speeches about the great dignity and humanity of Pedro until everyone in the town falls asleep in the hot afternoon sun.

Part 3, Chapter 5 Analysis

Pedro's character is shown to be educated by low class literature and dreams of wealth and glory. Inside these dreams is a very weak man, similar to the town leaders, who is very brave when he feels in control but quick to give up when hard times come. It...

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