The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

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  • Della has a Problem
  • I only have $1.87!
  • Della has an Idea
  • I have an idea that will get me money to buy a present for Jim...
  • Della has Hope
  • Mme. Sofronie. Hair Goods of All Kinds
  • I hope this gets me some extra cash..
  • The conflict of the story is that Della needs to buy a gift for her husband Jim, but she only has one dollar and eighty-seven cents to spend.
  • Della has Money
  • "Will you buy my hair?"
  • In the rising action Della gets an idea that will hopefully get her money.
  • Della has a Gift
  • At last I have found a present for Jim!!
  • Della runs to the nearest hair salon so that she can cut her hair off.
  • Jim has Something to Admit 
  • I sold my hair to get the money to buy you the watch fob chain.
  • The climax is that Della cuts off her hair so that she can earn money to buy a nice presant for Jim.
  • "I'll give you $20."
  • Della finds the perfect present for Jim.
  • In the resolution Jim tells Della that he sold his watch for pay for the combs, and Della tells Jim that she sold her hair for the watch fob. The theme of the story is that you have to make sacrifices for the ones that you love. Della and Jim both sold their most prized possessions to purchase gifts for one another.
  • I sold my watch to get the money to buy your combs.
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