Gift of the Magi SB by Will Wickenheiser Matias Pilarte and David Allen

Gift of the Magi SB by Will Wickenheiser Matias Pilarte and David Allen

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  • Exposition
  • I'll never be able to buy a decent gift with only $1.87
  • Rising Action 
  • Will you buy my hair
  • Wig Shoppe
  • I'll take it for $20
  • Rising Action
  • This will go wonderfully with his pocket watch
  • Della only has $1.87 of collected change, to buy her husband, Mr. James Dillingham Young, a present for Christmas. 
  • Climax
  • But I got you this wonderful chain for your pocket watch
  • No you've sold you're hair
  • Searching for a present to get her beloved husband, Della realizes that she doesn’t have enough money to buy anything worth purchasing. Upon this realization, she makes the 
  • Falling Action
  • Oh no! I'm so sorry
  • She goes to the marketplace and trades the money for a chain for the watch to give to her husband
  • Resolution
  • We'll be alright my hair can grow back
  • I know and I still love you the same
  • Regretting her choice, Della returns home, and reveals to her distinct lack of hair to her husband.
  • Mr. Della reveals the gift that he bought (New hair combs) while Mrs. Della, excited, reveals her gift to Mr. Della (The platinum chain for golden watch)
  • But I sold my watch so I could buy you these combs
  •  They both realize that their gifts for each other are obsolete, but at the end, they realize that their gifts being obsolete does not matter as they still love each other- despite the sacrifices.
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