Gift of the Magi

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  • EXPOSITION
  • CONFLICT
  • RISING ACTION
  • Della and her husband Jim didn't make a lot of money, but they did have two things they cherished most, Della's hair, and Jim's watch. On Christmas eve, they wanted to by each other gifts, but they had a problem. 
  • CLIMAX
  • Della only had $1.87 to buy a present for her husband, Jim, on Christmas eve. 
  • FALLING ACTION
  • Della has to give up her hair, which is something she cherishes, to get enough money to buy Jim a gift. She buys a watch band for Jim.
  • RESOLUTION
  • Della gets home and they exchange gifts. Only for them to realize their gifts are now useless to each other.
  • You see, Della sold her hair to buy Jim the watch band, but Jim sold his watch to buy fancy combs for her hair. 
  • In the end, their gifts my have been in vain, but they did learn that material items aren't that important, especially compared to their love for each other.
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