Nostromo Topics for Discussion

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Nostromo goes by many nicknames. What is the significance of each nickname, both for Nostromo and for the people who call him that name?

How does Decoud's position as outsider help him to put in perspective the politics of Sulaco?

Describe the effect of the silver mine on various characters. In what ways does it change the people who come into contact with it?

Despite the democratic ideals that are often discussed by the characters, there is very little time devoted to the common people of Sulaco. Do they have a place in the story? Should they have commanded more attention?

Consider Dr. Monygham's social position. How has the torture he suffered under Guzman Bento affected him? How does this affect the other characters?

Compare and contrast General Montero, his brother Pedro, and the elected president, Ribiera. Though they are shown as political opposites, how are they...

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