Which animal refuses to become excited about the windmill in Animal Farm?

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I think that the answer to this is Benjamin, the donkey.  You can find this answer about midway through Chapter 5.

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.

Snowball says the windmill will make the animals' lives easier.  Napoleon says it will be better to have no windmill because then the animals will have more food.  Benjamin is cynical about both claims.  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.

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