Ben, perhaps, is the only rich man whom the author introduces us. But Ben is either a person or a symbol of a successful person. It is even incomprehensible whether he existed, or Willy invented him in his restless, fevered consciousness. In the play, he is represented by a robust, powerful and confident personality. Ben firmly believes in his destiny; he is the imprint of distant wanderings. The mountain version is intended for strong-willed and risky. He is a confident and imperious man of sixty years. He chooses classical, angelic, ideal variant of becoming rich.
Ben in the Essays