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ENG. 125 Week 2 Disc. 1Describe the core conflict represented in the story.I believe the core conflict in this tale would be the means by which the couple had to battle to survive. O. Henry illustrates in detail how the couple lived in their apartment to demonstrate precisely how deprived the couple is in material riches. Nevertheless the couple, Della and Jim, they have an internal battle. Della, has the most alluring long black hair and it is by all accounts her most prized tenure; however, Della must coax herself that getting her hair cut is the right thing to do. Jim has a family heirloom which is a watch that was passed down to him. If Jim somehow happened to choose to rid himself of his watch and take cash for it, he could do the wrong thing since he cannot go out and repurchase this watch. For Jim, this is an intricate conflict for him and also for Della to cut her most prized possession, her hair.