ENG 125 wk 2 D1 - Week 2 D1 Describe the core conflict represented in the story Describe the theme of the story Select three literary

ENG 125 wk 2 D1 - Week 2 D1 Describe the core conflict...

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Week 2 D1Describe the core conflict represented in the story.Describe the theme of the story.Select three literary elements/techniquesin the story and describe them.Explain how the elements/techniques illustrate the theme and conflict expressed in the story.Incorporate readings found in Chapters 4 through 7 to help illustrate the points you make.“The Gift of the Magi.” (O. Henry, 1906)The core conflict of this story is this couple is struggling to survive. The writer describes the apartment in detail in order to show us (the readers) how poor this couple really is when it comesto wealth and material possessions. Della seems to be having an internal struggle herself; her hairis her most sacred possession while persuading herself that she’s doing the right thing by cutting it off. Then we have a fellow named Jim. Jim has a watch which is a valued family item that has belonged to past family generations before his time. This watch is priceless, something that one cannot go out and purchase or can be duplicated. This can also be considered a conflict for him
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