Conformity In 1984

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In his novel 1984 George Orwell's prophetic vision of the future describes the society of Oceania in which all is controlled by a totalitarian state. Within the novel's main protagonist, Winston Smith, there exists a certain tension between Winston’s struggle of outwardly conforming to Oceania's society while inwardly he cannot help but to question and to doubt the orthodoxy set by the Party. Through the development of Winston’s character, the use of contrasting imagery, and the descriptions of Newspeak Orwell effectively highlights this tension, effectually warning of the pitfalls present within a totalitarian society. Orwell’s characterization of Winston displays his clash between outward conformity and inwards questioning. Externally
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