Week 2 Discussion 1 - For this discussion I have chosen the story of The Gift of the Magi 1 Describe the core conflict represented in the story The core

Week 2 Discussion 1 - For this discussion I have chosen the...

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For this discussion, I have chosen the story of The Gift of the Magi. 1) Describe the core conflict represented in the story. The core conflict represented in the story is Della tries to find a way to scrape enough money to buy her husband, Jim, a Christmas present. 2) Describe the theme of the story. There are three main themes to this story. The first theme is love, which is shown through the selfless actions of both Della and Jim. Each sells their most valuable possessions in order to purchase Christmas presents for each other. The second theme is generosity. Both Della and Jim are generous toward each other. The third theme is wealth nd poverty. While they are financially poor, Della and Jim prove to be emotionally rich. 3) Select three literary elements/techniques in the story. One literary element for this story is the narrator. The story is told in the third person point of view
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