1984 and the anti- LGBT+ violence in Russia right now both reflect the idea of citizens conforming to uniform expectations in a dystopian. In 1984, those who don’t fit in or who have rebelled against the government in any small way have “simply disappeared and were never heard from again,” (50). In Chechnya right now, LGBT+ people have been disappearing for days, returning to their families, but “barely alive from beatings,” conducted by “law enforcement and security agency officials,” much like the Thought Police who work for the Party vaporizing people. The people being targeted don’t fit into the government’s ideal mold, and are punished for it rather unfairly, especially as it’s for things the citizens can’t control, like their sexualities and things as trivial as their thoughts. It brings to mind the important idea that the governments actions are not always for the good of the people, and it’s important to stand up against a government that causes the people to suffer.