Mr. Charrington’s junk shop

If you are feeling like a bit of challenging reading try this article from Patricia Rae on the the proprietor of Winston Smith’s favorite junk shop, Mr. Charrington. Critical interest in Winston’s acquaintances has centred on O’Brien, the charismatic intellectual who engineers the sting operation leading to Winston’s arrest. Yet Charrington plays an equally important role in that entrapment, empathising with the protagonist’s desires only to preside over his deportation to the Ministry of Love.


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