by George Orwell
Character Role Analysis
Well, kind of. While technically Moses is a religious guide with all his talk about Sugarcandy Mountain, we're clearly supposed to see him as tongue-in-cheek. Moses is lazy, distracting, and ultimately unhelpful.
Benjamin actually has some good advice, even if it's mostly cryptic sayings along the lines of "everything is awful." The only animal who doesn't get caught up in an communist frenzy, Benjamin quietly does his work while continuing to be pessimistic and grumpy. His "guidance" is indirect, but he's still the animals' only reality check.