What does this quote mean, and what is its significance? "When I was seventeen I walked into the jungle, and when I was twenty-one, I walked out. And by God I was rich."

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During a delusional episode as his neighbor, Charley, offers him a job in the successful business he has built, Willy has an imaginary conversation with his older brother, Ben, who he admires as a successful man. During Willy's delusion, Ben "says" the words above to hm, stating that he entered the "jungle" at 17 and walked out rich at 21.

This quote is significant because, though not a real statement by a real person, it feeds Willy's delusion that he can—even this late in...

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