The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

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  • The Gift of the Magi by: O. Henry
  • Conflict: Della and Jim loved each other very much, but they were poor and lived in an apartment that they were living in. She wanted to buy Jim a nice gift for Christmas because it was the next day but she only had $1.87 which wasn't enough.
  • Rising action: Della decides to sell her hair to buy a gift worthy or Jim. She gets $20 so she can buy a chain for Jim's heirloom watch.
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  • Climax: Jim sold his watch and bought Della a set of combs for her hair and the exchange gifts.
  • Resolution: Even though they lost something that they really care about for each of them, they still love each other and they learned a valuable lesson about sacrifices and love.
  • Theme: Money can buy happiness.
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