1984

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Mr. Charrington Character Analysis

The elderly owner of the junk shop where Winston buys the diary, then the paperweight, and eventually rents a private bedroom for his trysts with Julia. Charrington induces Winston to trust him with his apparent reverence for the past, discreet behavior, and mild-mannered exterior. Actually a member of the Thought Police, Charrington ensures that the lovers are arrested.
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Mr. Charrington Character Timeline in 1984

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Charrington appears in 1984. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 8
The Individual vs. Collective Identity Theme Icon
Reality Control Theme Icon
...the junk shop where he had bought the diary. The owner, an intelligent prole named Mr. Charrington , shows him a glass paperweight with a piece of coral inside, which Winston buys,... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 4
Totalitarianism and Communism Theme Icon
The Individual vs. Collective Identity Theme Icon
Sex, Love, and Loyalty Theme Icon
Class Struggle Theme Icon
After a month, Winston decides to rent the room above Mr. Charrington 's junk shop as a place in which to secretly meet Julia. Mr. Charrington discreetly... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 5
The Individual vs. Collective Identity Theme Icon
Class Struggle Theme Icon
Winston and Julia continue to meet in the room above Mr. Charrington 's shop. Winston stops drinking gin and grows healthier. Mr. Charrington shows Winston other treasures... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 9
Totalitarianism and Communism Theme Icon
The Individual vs. Collective Identity Theme Icon
Class Struggle Theme Icon
At last the workers are given a day off. Winston goes to the room above Mr. Charrington 's shop and begins reading the book while he waits for Julia to arrive. Written... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 10
Totalitarianism and Communism Theme Icon
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...the clock reads nine, Winston suspects that he and Julia have slept through the night. Mr. Charrington enters the room, and orders the troopers to clean up the shattered paperweight. Winston realizes... (full context)