The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

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  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Hair Goods of all kinds
  • "Will you buy my hair?"
  • "I buy hair."
  • Climax
  • "...It surely had been made for Jim and no one else."
  •     Set in Newark, New Jersey in 1907. Della has encountered a problem.  She only has $1.87 for a Christmas present for her husband Jim. She has been saving for months every last penny she could get but its still not enough.
  • Falling Action
  • "please God, make him think I am still pretty."
  •  Della finds a place that buys hair. She has no hesitation to cut off her beautiful long hair for a nice Christmas present for Jim. She recieves $20.
  • Resolution
  • Della is overjoyed that she now has enough money to buy Jim a extraordinary fob chain for Christmas.
  • Resolution
  • Della is now very worried that Jim will not think she is pretty. Jim loved her long hair. It was one of his most favorite things about her.
  • Jim still loves Della's hair. They both receive special gifts. Della gets a beautiful comb and Jim receives the fob chain. In the end they both sacrifice something for the special presents making it even more special.
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