the gift of the magi


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  • Conflict at the beggining
  • "One dollar and eighty seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies."
  • conflict when Jim comes home
  • "The door opened and Jim stepped in and closed it. He looked thin and very serious. Poor fellow, he was only 22 and had to be burdened with a family. He needed a new overcoat and he was without gloves. Jim stepped in as immovable as a setter at the scent of quail. His eyes were fixed upon Della, and there was an expression in them that terrified her."
  • conflict when Jim tells Della he sold his watch
  • "Dell," he said,"lets put our Christmas presents away for a while. They're too nice to use just at present. I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs."
  • Della and her husband Jim are very poor, and struggle to make money. Della wants to get Jim a present, but she doesn't have the money.
  • Della had cut off her to get Jim his present, but she did not know what he had gotten her.
  • Ther had both sold the most important thing to them, but they had gotten each other useless gifts.
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