The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

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  • Exposition: Della and Jim, a poor couple, struggle to buy Christmas gifts for each other
  • Conflict: Della has only $1.87 to buy her husband a gift, which is not enough
  • Rising action: Della decides to sell her hair for money so she can purchase a gift worthy of Jim. She gets $20 and can afford a platinum chain for Jim's heirloom watch.
  • Climax: Della and Jim exchange gifts. Jim as sold his watch to buy Della a beautiful set of combs.
  • Falling action: They decide to put their gifts away until they can both use them
  • Resolution: Despite their errors, Della and Jim still love one another, and learn a valuable lesson about sacrifice and love
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