The gift story

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  • Della was very upset because she only had $1.87 to buy her husband Jim a gift.
  • I can't believe I don't have enough money to buy Jim a gift.
  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Della sells her hair to make money to buy Jim a gift. The lady buying Della's hair give her 20 dollars for it. Della thinks that it is enough to buy a gift for Jim.
  • Thank you so much!
  • That is twenty dollars.
  • Best hair cuts in town!!!!
  • Della goes to pick out a gift for Jim. She spends a lot of time picking out the perfect gift. She finally picks out a gold chain that will match Jim's gold watch.
  • Jewelery
  • Climax
  • I don't know what to buy Jim. Oh I should buy him that chain for his watch.
  • Bakery
  • Falling Action
  • Della get home and eagerly waits for Jim to come home. When Jim comes home Della so become self-conscious of her her hairstyle. Jim is speechless when he sees Della and it is not because of her hair, it because he bought her combs to brush her hair. And Della soon becomes aware that Jim sold his watch to buy the combs.
  • I Got you the combs you wanted?!?
  • I got you a chain for you watch!?!
  • In the end Della and Jim realized it didn't matter what they bought each other, they loved each other so much regardless.
  • Resolution
  • The conflict in this story is that each person thought the other cared what they bought them, when in reality they only cared that they bought them anything at all.
  • What should I buy For Della?
  • Conflict
  • What should I buy for Jim?
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