The Gift Of The Magi

The Gift Of The Magi

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It is the day before Christmas and Della doesn't have enough money to get her husband Jim anything. There are two things that are of most value to them are her hair and his gold watch. She cuts off most of her hair and sells it so she has money to buy Jim something. She then buys him a chain for his watch. When Jim gets home he looked at her in a weird way and then he says he got her combs for her hair but she cut it off. He also says that he sold his watch for them. The magi were wise men who brought gifts to the baby in the manger, since they were wise their gifts were wise. They created Christmas gifts. Don't make the same mistake as Della and Jim who sold there most valuable treasures.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition Tomorrow is Christmas but Della doesn't have enough money to buy her husband anything.
  • Rising Action Della decides that she will cut off her hair, which is her most prized possession and sell it in order to get money to buy her husband, Jim, something.
  • Conflict Jim comes home wearing a coat and gloves that are in need of replacement.
  • Climax Jim explains that he sold his watch, which is his most prized possession just like Della sold her hair.
  • Falling Action The Magi were the three wise men that gave baby Jesus gifts and therefore started the giving of gifts on Christmas.
  • Resolution Holidays aren't about giving superficial gifts, they are about spending time with family and people you love, so don't make the same mistake that Jim and Della made.
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