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The story that I have chosen is:The Gift of the MagiO. Henry (1906)Describe the core conflict represented in the story.To me the core conflict in this story would be how the couple had to struggle to survive. O. Henry describes in detail how the couple lived in their apartment to show just how poor the couple is in material wealth. In addition to the couple, Della and Jim, they have an internal struggle. Della, has the most beautiful long black hair and it seems to be her most prized possession, but Della, has to convince herself that getting her hair cut is the right thing to do. Jim, has a family heirloom which is a watch that was handed down to him. If Jim was to decide to get rid of his watch and take money for it, he may be doing the wrong thing because he cannotgo out and buy this watch again. For Jim this is a very difficult conflict for him as well as for Della to cut her most prized possession, her hair.