An old man, who owns the shop in the prole district, where Winston rents the room. He also appears to support Winston’s rebellion against the Party and his relationship with Julia, since he rents Winston a room without a telescreen in which to carry out his affair. However, Mr. Charrington is not as he seems. He is a member of the Thought Police.
‘He was a man of perhaps sixty, frail and bowed, with a long benevolent nose and mild eyes distorted by thick spectacles’
‘I recognised you on the pavement,’ he said immediately.
‘He led a ghostlike existence between the tiny, dark shop and an even tinier back kitchen’