Della and Jim

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  • The theme of "The Gift of the Magi" is sacrificial love. Jim and Della both sacrificed things because they loved each other.
  • Della's most prized possession was her hair. She wanted to give a gift to Jim for Christmas, but she did not have enough money, so she knew she would have to sacrifice something.
  • Della sold her hair to buy Jim a chain for his most prized possession, his watch.
  • Watch Chains
  • Jim sold his watch to buy Della a set of combs for her hair.
  • Watches and Combs
  • Both Jim and Della sacrificed their most prized possessions to give a gift to the other.
  • The irony of this story shows the theme of sacrificial love.
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