The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

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  • Exposition
  • It's almost Christmas!
  • Conflict
  • .....but we don't have much money...
  • I hope you like your new haircut, Mrs.Young!
  • Rising Action
  •     Della young was thinking about how its was almost Christmas time.  It was supposed to be a happy occasion. 
  • Climax
  •     Then Della remembered: she and her husband, James(or Jim as she called him), didn't have much money.  One dollar and eighty-seven cents was all she had.  There was nothing she could buy Jim with that little amount of money, so she flopped down on their shabby furniture and cried. 
  • Falling Action
  •     Della just HAD to buy something for Jim, something really nice.  This being her motive, she powdered her cheeks and strolled into town.  She walked into a little shop and inquired if the owner bought hair( Della had very long hair you see). The owner stated that she did, so Della proceeded to let the lady  cut and buy her hair.  She now had twenty more dollars than before! 
  • Resolution
  •     Della's husband Jim had a very nice watch which had been in his family for many generations.  Della thought a nice gold chain would look very elegant with his watch, so she wandered throughout town in search of a gold watch chain.  
  • I hope they have watch chains here!
  •     Della was very exited to give Jim the present she had bought him, but she couldnt help wonder if he would like the thought of her having short hair or not.  Jim loved Della's long beautiful hair you see.  
  • What if Jim hates my new haircut?!
  •     Finally Jim was home!  "Della, your hair!" he exclaimed.  "Jim I sold my hair, I got you something.", she explained as she handed him the watch chain.  "Della, I sold my watch to get you combs for your hair!", he said.  At first they were upset, but then Jim told Della not to worry.  Della fixed their dinner and they were both content with what little blessings they had in their lives.  
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