04_07_chart - Gift of the Magi Analysis Chart Short Story Elements Characterization Della Theme Sacrifice Setting Example from Story Significance to

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“Gift of the Magi” Analysis Chart Short Story Elements Example from Story Significance to Story or Impact on Story Characterization Della “Della finished her cry and attended to her cheeks with the powder rag. She stood by the window and looked out dully at a gray cat walking a gray fence in a gray backyard. Tomorrow would be Christmas Day, and she had only $1.87 with which to buy Jim a present. She had been saving every penny she could for months, with this result. Twenty dollars a week doesn’t go far.” The author is characterizing Della as a loving and loyal housewife who cares about her husband with everything she has. In the short story, we see images of a housewife who is on low financial means. Aside from their differences, she could only worry about how she would be able to afford a gift for him. This example from the story is a significant piece because it demonstrates the vast dedication she has for their relationship. Over the months she saved up for Jim’s present and
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  • Fall '16
  • Melanie Gaines
  • Della, Biblical Magi

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