How is conformity enforced in 1984? The Thought Police?

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Conformity is enforced in a number of ways in 1984. Firstly, the Thought Police are one method of ensuring conformity because they represent the threat of violence and imprisonment in the Ministry of Love.

Secondly, conformity is enforced through the telescreens. By constantly monitoring the movements and conversations of Party members, the Party ensures that people do exactly as they are told and, therefore, all behave in the same conformist manner. Once again, violence is key here: people behave because they know the penalties for flouting the Party's expectations.

The Party also enforces conformity through the Two Minutes' Hate. During this ritual, everyone expresses their hate against Goldstein in the same manner, in the same location, and at the same time, thereby creating conformity among Party members.

Finally, conformity is also enforced through Newspeak. This language, developed by the Party, is designed to make thoughtcrime impossible and, therefore, ensure the conformity of...

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