Running Head: HEARTWARMING THEME 1 Heartwarming Theme of “The Gift of The Magi” Jennifer Robinson ENG 125 – Introduction to Literature Instructor: Alessandra Cusimano June 24, 2013 Heartwarming Theme of “The Gift of The Magi”
Most great stories have a list of ingredients that hook a reader and keep them wanting more. Some of those ingredients are conflict, climax, suspense , and strong characters. All of these things can be found in “The Gift of the Magi” along with a theme that will warm the heart of the most ornery person on earth. O. Henry paints a vibrant picture of love and sacrificing for another being stronger than your own selfish needs and wants, which is a theme that resonates with a lot of people. This story draws you in from the very start. “The Gift of the Magi” has everything that a great story is comprised of, a heartwarming theme with a plot that pulls you in and characters that you feel connected to and root for. The main themes prevalent in this story are sacrifice and love which are both more precious than any material thing that one can possess. O. Henry gives us an open view of the
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