The Circle


Dave Eggers

Teachers and parents! Our Teacher Edition on The Circle makes teaching easy.

Julian Assange Character Analysis

Controversial, real-life Internet activist and founder of Wikileaks, a website that leaks government secrets. In The Circle, Eamon Bailey offers Julian Assange as an example of a great man who is committed to the idea that secrets are immoral. (Notably, Bailey claims that Assange’s leaks haven’t resulted in any deaths—a statement that has been hotly debated in real life.)
Get the entire The Circle LitChart as a printable PDF.
The Circle PDF

Julian Assange Character Timeline in The Circle

The timeline below shows where the character Julian Assange appears in The Circle. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book One, part 8
Surveillance and Transparency Theme Icon
Privacy Theme Icon
Totalitarianism and Indoctrination Theme Icon
...that secrets are also unacceptable in the case of politics, and that heroic figures like Julian Assange have changed the world by leaking secrets to the press. Everyone, he argues, “has the... (full context)