Gift of the Magi

Gift of the Magi

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  • Exposition
  • Inciting Incident/Conflict
  • I buy hair, take your hat off and let me look...twenty dollars
  • Give it to me quick
  • Rising Action
  • Della was crying because she only had $1.87 to buy her husband Jim a present.
  • Crisis/Climax
  • I want you to understand me, Dell, Nothing like a haircut could make me love you any less. But if you'll open that, you may know what I felt when I came in.
  • Della cuts and sales her hair for money.
  • Falling Action
  • Della went to look around town to find a present for Jim and gets him a chain for $21.
  • Resolution
  • Jim walked in the door and saw Della with no hair, he showed no emotion and Della could not understand.
  • Jim, dear, don't look at me like that. I had my hair cut off and sold it, I couldn't live through Christmas without giving you a gift.
  • Jim sold his watch to get Della the combs, but Della sold her hair to get Jim a watch chain.
  • "Each sold the most valuable thing he owned in order to buy a gift for the other" Even though they did this they still loved each other.
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