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Why is Benjamin not excited about the windmill?

Why is Benjamin not excited about the windmill?

Benjamin is a very cynical animal. He believes that things are going to be bad pretty much no matter what. This attitude can be seen in what he thinks about the windmill. He does not think life will get easier with the windmill and he also does not think there will be more food if they don’t build it.

Is Benjamin cynical about the windmill?

Benjamin is often vague with the other animals. Benjamin’s suggestion that life ‘always’ goes on ‘badly’ reveals that he has a pessimistic view on life, he does not see the Rebellion, the windmill or victories in battle as being positive things – he sees them as struggles.

What is Benjamin’s attitude towards the windmill argument between Snowball and Napoleon?

However, when it comes down to the political debates between Snowball and Napoleon, Benjamin is the only animal who refuses to choose a side. Believing that things will not change whether there’s a windmill or not, Benjamin says, ”… life would go on as it had always gone on—that is, badly.

How does Benjamin feel about the rebellion in animal Farm?

He is the only animal who never really believes in the rebellion, but he doesn’t oppose it, and he doesn’t oppose Napoleon’s rise to power either. When the animals ask him to help them by reading the Commandments which have been changed on Napoleon’s orders, Benjamin refuses “to meddle in such matters” (Chapter 8).

What is the reason for the first time the windmill collapses?

The first time that the windmill collapses can be found in Chapter 6. In that chapter, the reason for the collapse is that the animals have built the windmill with walls that were too thin to hold its weight up. This made it collapse in the storm.

What does the windmill symbolize in the story?

The great windmill symbolizes the pigs’ manipulation of the other animals for their own gain. The ultimate conversion of the windmill to commercial use is one more sign of the pigs’ betrayal of their fellow animals.

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