Down and Out in Paris and London

by

George Orwell

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Roucolle the Miser Character Analysis

Orwell relates the story of Rocoulle’s sad end after a cocaine deal gone wrong as an illustration of the precarious nature of the existence of the eccentrics who live in the Latin Quarter. Famously thrifty, he loses all his money, as well as his will to live, in the cocaine deal.
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Roucolle the Miser Character Timeline in Down and Out in Paris and London

The timeline below shows where the character Roucolle the Miser appears in Down and Out in Paris and London. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 23
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...goodbyes. On his rounds, he meets up with Charlie, who tells him the story of Roucolle the miser. Orwell doubts the tale’s veracity, but he is amused by it and narrates... (full context)
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The story deals primarily with Roucolle’s downfall, which takes place as a result of a cocaine smuggling scheme gone wrong. After... (full context)
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Roucolle is beside himself over being arrested. He makes a scene at the station, but soon... (full context)