What is the role of conformity and nonconformity in the novel, and how does this connect to the historical setting of the text?
I believe that in this book, conformity plays a huge role. During the times of the revolution, those who did not agree would be punished severely. In order to keep their safety, the people would go along with the revolutionary ideas, even if they didn't agree with it. However, there was also the rebels, those who didn't agree and did something about it. These people go with the role of nonconformity. But what separates them from the rest is their bravery to stand up for them selves. The definition of conformity is: "Behavior in accordance with socially accepted convention or standards". The opinion of those who did conform did not matter to them. The only thing that did was to make things right.