Joseph Conrad's "Nostromo" Book Review by writingsensation

Joseph Conrad's "Nostromo"
This paper examines the way greed affects three characters in Joseph Conrad's "Nostromo".
# 68923 | 980 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Sep 20, 2006 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that, in Joseph Conrad's "Nostromo", the three
characters--Nostromo, Gould and Decoud--are attracted to the silver but have very different reactions to this pull. The author points out that Nostromo allows it to consume his entire life, Gould lets it ruin his marriage and Decoud lets it destroy his life. The paper relates that they demonstrate that greed controls people regardless of what people may think and that rarely anything good can come from greed.

From the Paper:

"Another character that is influenced by the lure of silver is Charles Gould. At the beginning of the novel, Gould and his wife share an interest in the mine because of the good that it can bring to the people. However, as Gould becomes more involved with the activities of the mine, he becomes less involved with his wife and the life they share. We are told, "His part, his inclination, and his policy were united in one endeavor to keep unchecked the flow of treasure he had started single-handed from the re-opened scar in the flank of the mountain.""

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