We are running low on money so we have to spend it wisely!
okay I will
I need to buy a present for Jim but i only have $1.87!
I can't wait to show Jim his present!
It is Christmas Eve in New York around 1910. Jim and Della are a struggling couple that are low on money. They both care a lot for each other and will do anything for each other.
I sold my watch to get you these brushes!
I cut my hair to buy you this chain for your watch!
Della only has $1.87 to buy Jim a present for Christmas. Della really wants to surprise Jim with a nice gift but she doesn't have enough money to get him anything. Della remembers the fob chain Jim was talking about and gets an idea.
She cuts off her hair for money and gets Jim the fob chain he was talking about. She gave up her hair so that she could get Jim a present. This plays a big part in the theme of this short story. We also see Della's passionate and loving traits
Lets celebrate Christmas together!
We should put away our gifts. They are to nice to use now.
Jim and Della show each other their presents that they got for each other. Jim got expensive brushed for Della for her long hair but he realizes she cut it off. Della shows Jim the fob chain she got for his watch.
Jim and Della realize the irony that they both sold their possessions to get each other something for Christmas. This shows how much they care for each other and it also shows the theme: Love. They both appreciate each others gifts.