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Read the quote below and write an essay adressing the issues or points made within the quote Cite information from 1984 to either prove or disprove your claim concerning the quote you selected The essential first step is for the government the realize that it cannot lead the public while misleading it Anthony Lake former US State Department official The book 1984 easily disproves the quote said by Anthony Lake It is the concept that the book is all about that proves Mr Lake wrong This concept is a form of government called totalitarianism Through misleading the public the Party was able to lead Oceana Ways in which the Party misled the public were through publishing articles in the newspapers and making statements over the telescreens about statistics that showed life in Oceana getting better when it was actually getting more restricted and more poor This was done in order to increase morale and loyalty to Big Brother The lies were what kept the people of Oceana content As long as they believed that the quality of life in Oceana was improving according to what they read in the newspapers and heard on the telescreens then life was in fact improving They placed all of their trust and confidence in Big Brother believing that Big Brother knew what was best and Big Brother would never lie to them because of being so loyal and caring to the people Big Brother was portrayed as a loving parent who cared for the well-being of loyal Party members This is why it was so easy for the people of Oceana to accept lies from him He was not distrusted at all and there was almost always good news Big Brother was made out to be infallable If Big Brother had made a prediction in one of his speeches and that prediction had turned out to be wrong then it was the Ministry
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