The Gift of the Magi

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  • Exposition
  • It's almost Christmas and i only have $1.87 to buy a present for my husband.
  • Rising Action
  • I can't believe I have to bargain with this lady.
  • Climax
  • How much for my hair mam?
  • $20 for the hair.
  • It is Christmas Eve and Della doesn't have enough money to her husband a present.
  • Falling Action
  • You got the combs I've been eyeing for weeks.
  • You got a chain for my watch.
  • Della goes shopping for a present but she has to bargain to get what she wants and she has never done it before.
  • Resolution
  • Agreed.
  • Let's put away our presents and enjoy some food.
  • Della will have to cut her hair for the money to get her husband, Jim, a present.
  • Theme
  • So this story shows the magi. How Della sacrificed her hair for the money she needed and how Jim sacrificed his watch to get Della the combs she has always wanted.
  • Jim sold his watch to get Della the combs she has always wanted.
  • Jim and Della decide to put away their gifts and eat some dinner with each others company.
  • The magi are the ones who give up what they hold dear the most and to give to the ones they love.
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