How is the human experience of conformity explored in 1984?

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The Party understands that by controlling citizens's thoughts, it effectively forces them into conformity in every way: action, emotion, and thought. Thus, it is Winston Smith's job to constantly rewrite history and to modify print sources to align with the image and policies of Big Brother:

"Who control the past," ran the Party slogan, "controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. "Reality control," they called it; in Newspeak, "doublethink." (Part 1, chapter 3)

Eventually, Winston decides to break with...

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