What is the symbolic meaning of the jungle?
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The jungle symbolizes the wild world of commerce and business where anything can happen, and one can strike it rich. Ben says to Willy: "the jungle is dark but full of diamonds," meaning that it's chaotic and difficult out there, but you can make it. Willy never does make it, never does find the diamonds. This is especially hard on him as he believes it is possible to make it in "the jungle"
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