The Gift Of The Magi Essay

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  • The Gift of the Magi

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    LITERARY ANALYSIS ESSAY THE GIFT OF THE MAGI The Gift of the Magi is one of the most popular short stories by O. Henry, a pen name for William Sydney Porter - a renowned American author. Originally published in 1906, in O. Henry’s second collection of short stories, The Gift of the Magi which displays all of the major O. Henry traits in abundance has given him credit for his genuine talent. It has been retold in various forms since then, especially at Christmas time. The story

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    How far can a couple go in getting a gift for their love ones on Christmas day? “The Gift of the Magi” is mainly about a young married couple who doesn’t have enough money to buy each other Christmas gifts. Having only one dollar and eighty-seven cent Della, one of the main character, decides to sell her hair for only twenty dollars. This gives Della an opportunity to buy her husband, Jim a gift. Meanwhile, Jim who also is buying Della a present is having trouble with money, he decides to sell his

  • The Gift Of Magi, And Mme Loisel's 'Gift Of The Magi'

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    “The gift of the Magi,” and “The Necklace.” In the story “The Gift of the Magi” Della and Jim sold their most prized possessions to get each other a gift for Christmas. In the story “The Necklace” Mme Loisel was never happy for what she had until she borrowed Mme Forestier's necklace for the ball she wanted to go to and on her way home she lost the necklace and spent the rest of their lives paying for a real diamond necklace but when she lost the other one it was fake. In the story “The Gift of

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    The Theme of “The Gift of the Magi” William Sydney Porter, or O. Henry as it is widely known, is one of the most famous names in American literature. He was a master short-story writer of nearly 300 short stories. With a very inventive mind, he made plots for his stories from the commonplace things. The settings of his stories were drawn from his experience and, likewise, his characters were based on actual people he had known. In rapid-moving prose, he developed his stories imaginatively and

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    The Gift of the Magi Ashlee Stevens ENG125: Introduction to Literature Amy Sloan September 10, 2012 Ashford University The Gift of the Magi The Gift of the Magi was about sacrificial love. The story explained how important it is to be willing to sacrifice for the one that you love. No matter what the circumstance, if a person can unselfishly give of themselves for another, they can experience life in a whole new way. Many people give what is not important to them and

  • The Gift Of The Magi Comparison

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    different versions of "The gift of the Magi".The two versions that I will be comparing and contrasting is the original story written by O.Henry and a film adapted by sesame street.The gift of the magi is a story where two people trade something special that is theirs,to give to somebody else.An examination of the two versions will reveal that their is similarities and differences between characters,setting and the possessions that they traded. The gift of the magi story written by O.Henry and

  • The Gift Of The Magi Analysis

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    of the ones you love. “ In The Gift Of The Magi by William Sydney Porter, also known as O.Henry, the couple, Della and Jim James Dillingham Young, each had their own special trait or article of theirs that they prized more than anything else. Della prized her beautiful long brown hair, that had been grown just past her knees. Jim prized his gold watch that had been his grandfather’s, then his father’s and now his. They find it upon themselves to buy a valuable gift for each other for Christmas, and

  • The Gift Of The Magi Analysis

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    Author, O. Henry in his short story, “The Gift of The Magi”, claims it is okay to sacrifice for others. He supports his claim be first using a logical appeal to show Della’s self sacrifice, then using another emotional appeal to show Della and Jim’s love for each other, and finally using a logical appeal to show Jim’s sacrifice for Della. Henry’s purpose is to inform others about Della and Jim’s sacrifice in order to show that it is okay to sacrifice for others. He establishes a sad and wonderful

  • The Gift Of The Magi Essay

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    The Gift of the Magi The Gift of the Magi is a short story about a young, less fortunate couple. Christmas is around the corner, and Della is concerned about what to get for her cherished husband. She has been saving up for months. Yet she only has 1.78 dollars. This puts her in a dilemma. She wants to get him something honorable, but 1.78 dollars does not go very far. Sitting by the mirror, looking at her long brown hair. Her hair was one of the two greatest treasures the couple had. The other treasure

  • The Gift Of The Magi Analysis

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    "The Gift of the Magi” is a heartwarming short story by O. Henry. To different readers, different themes may be more palpable than the rest, and as the audience read through this story, they began to notice that there were many different topics that all tied together to form one narrative. The story is of a young woman, Della, who lives in poverty with her husband. Although, she is determined to get a Christmas gift for her loved one. Della ends up cutting and selling her luxurious, brown waves