Week 2 Discussion 2 - For this assignment I chose The Gift of the Magi by O Henry Identify the character and the literary work he or she appears in The

Week 2 Discussion 2 - For this assignment I chose The Gift...

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For this assignment I chose The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. Identify the character and the literary work he or she appears in. The character is Della and she appears in The Gift of the Magi. Why did this character interest you? What choices does the character make, and how do the choices (or the result of the choices) contribute to the theme of the story? She interested me because I can easily identify with her and her desire to give a nice gift despite her financial situation because she loves her mate so much. She chooses to sacrifice her appearance and hair to give her husband and gift that would make him feel like he’s worth more. It contributes to the theme as it pertains to making sacrifices for your family. How important it is when we do. What kind of conflict (internal/external) did this character encounter, and how did he or she handle it? I find she has an internal conflict over her lack of funds, but makes a choice rather quickly which
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