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Anthony Rilling“Gift of the Magi” Analysis ChartShort Story ElementsExample from StorySignificance to Story orImpact on StoryCharacterization: Della“Della finished her cry andattended to her cheeks withthe powder rag. She stoodby the window and lookedout dully at a gray catwalking a gray fence in agray backyard. Tomorrowwould be Christmas Day,and she had only $1.87 withwhich to buy Jim a present.She had been saving everypenny she could for months,with this result. Twentydollars a week doesn't gofar.”This quote fantasticallydisplays Della’s deep lovefor her husband, Jim. Shewants so desperately toplease him this Christmasby getting him anunforgettable present.However, we can see thatshe has a very little amount,and it leaves her worriedand upset.Theme: Sacrifice“I sold the watch to get themoney to buy your combs.”Jim loves Della so muchthat he is willing to sacrificehis most prized possessionfor her happiness.