Week 2 Discussion 1 Describe the core conflict represented in the story. The core conflict is poverty Jim and Della, both makes the ultimate sacrifice to for each other and a proof of true pure love for one another. Describe the theme of the story "The Gift of the Magi"- Sacrifice and love would be the main theme of this story. Jim and Della’s love for another is something you can never exchange with anything. Della and Jim honor each other by sacrificing their prize possessions to buy the other a worthy gift for Christmas. It is the sacrifice involved in this process that is at the heart of the theme--unselfish love, which is rare and should be cherished. Select three literary elements/techniques in the story and describe them. Irony - The Irony is when both characters end up spending their most possession treasure they each had. For Della, her beautiful hair she had cut to purchase a watch for her loving husband. Jim sold his family watch that was handed down
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