Study Guide

Nostromo Characters

By Joseph Conrad

Nostromo

Because Nostromo is the title character, you'd kind of expect him to be the main focus of the...

Charles Gould

Charles Gould is from an English family but was born in Costaguana. Charles is kind of a BFD (big...

Mrs. Gould

In contrast to her husband, who has a rep as kind of a cold fish, Mrs. Gould is warm and beloved....

Martin Decoud

Martin is a bit of a rabble/rebel-rouser. He works as a journalist with the anti-Monterist press...

Dr. Monygham

Poor Doctor Monygham—he's described as a "bitter, eccentric character" (I.6.2) that nobody...

Don José Avellanos

A seasoned Costaguana statesman, Don José is a friend and neighbor of the Goulds and...

Antonia

This is a chick we totally want to hang out with. The daughter of Don José and Martin...

Captain Joseph Mitchell

As the superintendent of the O.S.N. in Sulaco, "Fussy Joe" is Nostromo's boss. He is most notable...

General Montero

General Montero is initially Minister of War under President/Dictator Don Vincente Ribiera but...

Pedro "Pedrito" Montero

An ex-guerrillero, Montero's baby brother is quite the puppet master, helping to orchestrate and...

General Barrios

During the conflict between Monterists and anti-Monterists, General Barrios heads out to Cayta to...

Sotillo

Sotillo is a colonel who joins the military uprising against Ribiera, seizing control of the...

Don Vincente Ribiera

Don Vincente is the man that Gould and his friends help to put in power as President-Dictator....

Father Corbelán

Father Román

Guzmán Bento

Bento isn't really a character per se, since he's dead before all the events described take...

Mr. Holroyd

He's a big shot American silver and steel tycoon who lives in San Francisco. He and Charles Gould...