The Gift of the Magi

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  • Exposition
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  • Conflict
  • $1.87 = Present x
  • Rising Action 
  • $20 for hair.
  • O.K.!
  • Della and Jim, a poor couple, struggle to buy Christmas gifts for one another. 
  • Climax
  • Della only has $1.87, which is not enough to buy a Christmas gift.
  • Falling Action
  • Della sells her hair for $20 and buys a platinum watch chain for Jim's watch. 
  • Resolution
  • Even though we lost what matters to us, we still learned that you have to lose something to learn that your choice  is what matters in a situation. 
  • Della and Jim exchange gifts, Jim sold his watch to but Della a set of combs for her hair. 
  • They decide to put their gifts away until they both can use them. 
  • Despite this mistake, Jim and Della still love each other and learn an important lesson about sacrifice and love. 
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