Study Guide

Antonia in Nostromo

By Joseph Conrad


This is a chick we totally want to hang out with. The daughter of Don José and Martin Decoud's love interest, Antonia is known as highly intelligent, beautiful, and independent. Her independence and failure to give a hoot about appearances or conventions make her the subject of gossip here and there (for example, when Martin dies, people suggest that she should become a nun. She says "Nope."). She's loving and helpful to her father and is super-close with everyone's favorite Mama Bear, Mrs. Gould.