Week 2 Discussion 2 .docx - Week 2 Discussion 2 Identify the character and the literary work he or she appears in The character that I can identify and

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Week 2 Discussion 2 Identify the character and the literary work he or she appears in. The character that I can identify and connect with the most is Della from “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? Della interests me because I have been in her shoes. I have been married for seven years now, but the first two years of my marriage were very much like this story. We were poor and just trying to scrape by and barely make ends meet. So, when Christmas would roll around, I wasn’t always able to get him a Christmas gift that I thought he deserved. In “The Gift of the Magi” Della decides to sell her most valuable possession, her hair, to afford a gift for her husband. Her choice contributes to the theme of sacrificial love. What kind of conflict (internal/external) did this character encounter, and how did he or she handle it?
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