The Gift of the Magi

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  • Exposition
  • How much money do I have? I've been saving for so long!
  • Conflict
  • I only have one dollar and eighty seven cents! What am I going to do?
  • Rising Action
  • I can give you twenty dollars for your nice hair.
  • Here we are introduced to the main character, Della, who is counting her money.
  • Climax
  • Honey, what did you do to your hair?! It used to be below your knees!
  • Della only has one dollar and eighty seven cents to buy a gift for her husband, Jim. Christmas day is only one day away!
  • Falling Action
  • I cut it so I could sell it and get you a a gift!
  • Della resorts to cutting her hair for money in order to gather money for Jim's gift.
  • Resolution
  • Our love for each other is more important than our gifts.
  • When Jim comes home, he realizes that Della has cut her beautiful hair, one of their most valuable possesions.
  • The two exchange their gifts, however the presents are both useless because Jim sold his watch, and Della sold her hair.
  • Della and Jim realize that the gifts that they exchange are not as important as their love each other.
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