What kind of person does Benjamin in Animal Farm remind you of? What is his character flaw?

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Benjamin's basic flaw is his negativity. He is cynical and never believes anything can change for the better. His life philosophy can be summed up by his statement after the Rebellion that:

life would go on as it had always gone on—that is, badly.

Benjamin is similar to the person in real life that my students call a "buzz kill." This is the person who always manages to destroy the mood of a good time. After the Rebellion,...

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