Examine the characters of Benjamin and Mollie in the story. Explain their different reactions to the revolution
In the satire, ‘Animal farm’ by George Orwell’, there are many characters who have different personalities. Such examples are Mollie the white mare and Benjamin the donkey who have almost contrasting characters. While Mollie likes to have things her way, Benjamin is rather stubborn and refuses to have anything to do with the farm.
Two very different endings happen to Mollie and Benjamin in the satire. At the start, Mollie had a very comfortable life under the owner Mr Jones, as shown when “she came mincing daintily in, chewing at a lump of sugar indicating she is well treated by Mr Jones. On the flip side, Benjamin rarely talked; he only talked to make remarks such as “god gave me a tail to keep the flies off”. He was also the worst tempered and he hid his knowledge form everyone else, an example was when “he refused to read the commandments written by the pigs to Clover a stout mare. After the revolution, two very different endings happen to Mollie and Benjamin. Mollie, unable to handle the demands of the farm, leaves in order to hanker after the humans while Benjamin stays on the farm acting in almost the same way as before and witnesses the farm’s downfall.