Nostromo Setting & Symbolism

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Costaguana

Costaguana is a fictional Central American country going through a series of governmental changes. The silver mine at San Tome is the only commercial interest in the country. The owners and the local aristocracy declare independence for their province, the Occidental (Western) province.

Sulaco

Sulaco is a port city in the fictional country of Costaguana where the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company has its regional office.

The San Tome Mines

The San Tome mine controls the region, though only modern mining techniques seem to be able to bring the silver out of the mine. Without foreign investors, the mine sits abandoned. Charles Gould grows up with the obsession of vindicating his father by making a success of the mine. This obsession with the mine separates him from his wife and friends and eventually leads him to support independence.

Azuera

Azuera is the name of the spot in the...

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