Bozo is a London pavement artist and friend of Paddy Jacques’s who was made crippled while working as a house painter. Despite being penniless, Bozo refuses to give in to self-pity. An avowed atheist, he also staunchly eschews any religious-based charity. He takes a sincere interest in the stars, his art, and politics. He has dark curly hair and a hooked nose. In Orwell’s estimation, Bozo is an exceptional man because poverty has not warped his personality.
Bozo Quotes in Down and Out in Paris and London
The Down and Out in Paris and London quotes below are all either spoken by Bozo or refer to Bozo. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Mariner Books edition of Down and Out in Paris and London published in 1972.).
Chapter 30 Quotes
Another thing to remember is to keep your money covered up, except perhaps a penny in the hat. People won’t give you anything if they see you got a bob or two already.
Bozo Character Timeline in Down and Out in Paris and London
The timeline below shows where the character Bozo appears in Down and Out in Paris and London. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...among London street artists. Street acrobats and photographers often do very well. Organ grinders like Bozo’s friend Shorty are considered artists, not beggars. Some screevers are most definitely artists. One man... (full context)
...accommodations open to London tramps. His first option is sleeping in the Embankment district, where Bozo works as a pavement artist. Bozo and Orwell have both slept on benches there, and... (full context)