The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi
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Storyboard Description

Ann Barney and Bella Johnsen

Storyboard Text

  • Money Struggle
  • $1.87! How do I find the perfect gift for my husband with $1.87?
  • The Haircut
  • Just don't look until it's done. Everything will be fine. 
  • On the Search
  • Hooray! This fob chain will be perfect for Jim!
  • The exposition includes Della having a breakdown while trying to think of a gift for her husband. She only has $1.87 and wants the gift to be amazing.
  • The Exchange
  • I got you a fob chain!
  • I gave up my watch to buy your gift. I got you a set of brushes!
  • The rising action is when Della goes to the salon to cut off her luscious locks. She is fearful, but determined to enquire this present. 
  • At Peace
  • Della gets off to find the gift and stumbles upon a fob chain to match her husband's expensive pocket watch. 
  • Theme
  • I love her.
  • I love him.
  • The climax of the story is when her husband comes home and they begin to exchange gifts. 
  • I cut my hair to have enough money buy the fob chain for you!
  • How about we keep these up here.
  • The resolution is when Della and Jim finally figure out they can not use each other's gifts, because they gave up things to please the other. 
  • We think the theme of the story is: in true love you are selfless. Della and Jim both sacrifice their prized possessions to make the other one happier. 
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