The Gift of th Magi

The Gift of th Magi

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Storyboard Description

Della and JAmes both sell something valuable to buy a Christmas present for each other. Della sells her hair to buy him a watch chain. JAmes sells his watch to buy Della a comb for her hair.

Storyboard Text

  • Introduction
  • Conflict
  • Oh no! I don't have enough.
  • Rising Action
  • Della and her husband, James, think about the gifts they will get for each other for Christmas.
  • Climax
  • This chain is perfect! for him!
  • Della doesn't have enough money to buy her husband a gift.  She only had $1.87.
  • Falling Action
  • I'm glad I sold my watch so I can get Della this nice comb for Christmas.
  • Della decides to cut and sell her long silk hair, that she loved, to afford a watch chain for her husband.
  • Resolution 
  • Thank you!  Merry Christmas.
  • Della bought James a new watch chain.  Jim loves his watch, and it was one of \his most prized possessions.
  • Jim sold his watch to buy Della a beautiful jeweled comb she had been wanting.
  • Each of them sacrificed something they loved to buy something the other wanted. And they lived happily ever afte, the end. 
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