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What does Benjamin most likely mean when he tells the other animals “Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey”?
He plans to outlive all of them and there’s nothing they can do about it
He’s been around long enough to learn not to expect any real positive change in life
He believes that cynicism is the key to a long, healthy life
He’s sarcastically stating that he does, in fact, believe he’s better off than when Mr. Jones ran the farm
He does not plan to work any harder, as doing so will impact his health and longevity