Who asks the silliest questions about Animalism in Animal Farm?

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Molly asks the silliest questions about Animalism, including whether or not there will be sugar and ribbons.

When the animals overthrow their farmer, they decide to take matters into their own hands.  They will work together and prosper, and they don’t need humans.  Old Major proposes the tenets of Animalism in a dream.  It basically means the animals look out for each other and do not involve people. Anything involving people is bad.

The stupidest questions of all were asked by Mollie, the white mare. The very first question she asked Snowball was: `Will there still be sugar after the Rebellion?' (Ch 2)

Snowball tells her no, they will only use what they make and they have no way of making sugar.  When she asks about hair ribbons, he tells her they are the trappings of human slavery.  Mollie is never really on board with the Animalism idea.

Mollie represents all of the people who benefit from the old regime in a revolution.  There will always be some that were getting favors and doing just fine, and they do not want the good times to end.  Mollie wants the trappings of humans.  She is vain and thinks only of her own comfort.  She enjoyed being pampered.  This is why she eventually runs away.