Animal Farm Benjamin Quotes
Old Benjamin, the donkey, seemed quite unchanged since the Rebellion. He did his work in the same slow obstinate way as he had done it in Jones’s time, never shirking and never volunteering for extra work either. About the Rebellion and its results he would express no opinion. When asked whether he was not happier now that Jones was gone, he would say only “Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey,” and the others had to be content with this cryptic answer.
Animal Farm. Chapter 3.
At the foot of the end wall of the big barn, where the Seven Commandments were written, there lay a ladder broken in two pieces. Squealer, temporarily stunned, was sprawling beside it, and near at hand there lay a lantern, a paint-brush, and an overturned pot of white paint. The dogs immediately made a ring round Squealer, and escorted him back to the farmhouse as soon as he was able to walk. None of the animals could form any idea as to what this meant, except old Benjamin, who nodded his muzzle with a knowing air, and seemed to understand, but would say nothing.
Animal Farm. Chapter 8. It is clear from this episode that Squealer has been changing the Seven Commandments.
Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on – that is, badly.
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Animal Farm. Chapter 5.
Only old Benjamin professed to remember every detail of his long life and to know that things never had been, nor ever could be much better or much worse – hunger, hardship and disappointment being, so he said, the unalterable law of life.
Animal Farm. Chapter 10.
All animals are equal
But some animals are more equal than others.
Animal Farm. Chapter 10. When Clover asks Benjamin if the Seven Commandments are still the same as they used to be, Benjamin looks at the wall and sees they have been replaced with this single Commandment.
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