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Nostromo Characters & Character Analysis

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Nostromo

This Italian sailor has settled in Sulaco on the advice of his friend, Giorgio Viola. He is know among the Italian community as Gian Battista, but is know among the English merchants and sailors as Nostromo, a corruption of the Italian word for "Our Man." His official position is the Capataz de Cargadores, or the foreman of the dockworkers, with the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company. Through this position, he is often doing dangerous favors for the aristocracy of the area.

Nostromo cares only for his reputation in the community and he is very proud that the elite of the area trusts him. He chooses this reputation above all his other loyalties, including those to his close friends, as well as his personal interests. His friends try to warn him about taking this path, but he disregards their warnings.

One dangerous mission he is given is to...

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