Willy talks about his brother Ben "walked into the jungle and came out with diamonds" what did Willy mean by this statement? Can it be a symbol for something else?
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Willy tells Happy that he nearly hit a kid in Yonkers. Willy wonders why he didn't go to Alaska with his brother Ben, because the man was a genius: success incarnate. Ben ended up with diamond mines: he walked into a jungle and came out rich at the age of twenty-one. Willy clings to Ben's material success. That is the American dream "Cinderella story" that ben Willy loves to hear. Willie believes that somewhere and somehow, riches are somewhere for the taking without any real effort.