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.
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 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
Book 2, Chapter 5
Book 2, Chapter 9
Book 2, Chapter 10
...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)