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  • Della's conflict
  • How will I be able to buy a gift for only $1.87!
  • Their prized possessions
  • Della's actions
  • Watch Shop
  • Now I can buy my Jim a gift, but my hair....
  • OPEN
  • Barbor Shop 
  • Christmas is coming up and Della only has $1.87 to spend on a gift for her husband, Jim.
  • Jim's Reaction
  • ......
  • Even though they did not have a lot of money, both Della and Jim had a prized possession. Jim's prized possession was a pocket watch, but he did not have a fob. Della's was her long brown hair.
  • Gift Exchanging
  • Let's just put our gifts away for now and enjoy our Christmas together.
  • Della decided to cut her hair and sell it that way she would have enough money to buy a gift for Jim.
  • Theme of the Story
  • Della was very worried about what Jim would think of her after she got her hair cut off. Della waited anxiously for her husband to come home.
  • Don't look at me that way! I sold my hair to buy you a gift!
  • It turns out that they both sold their prized possessions to buy a Christmas present for each other. They were both happy with their gifts but neither can use them. Jim bought Della hair combs and she bought him the watch fob.
  • The theme of the story is that a abundance of love makes up for material poverty. Both Jim and Della love each other so much they gave up their most prized possessions to get a gift for one another.
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