Week 2 - Discussion 2 replies.docx - Week 2 discussion 2 Replies Valerie Pelayo Wednesday Dec 6 at 6:41pm Manage Discussion Entry I identified with

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Week 2, discussion 2 Replies Valerie Pelayo Wednesday Dec 6 at 6:41pm Manage Discussion Entry I identified with Della from The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. This character interested me because she was willing to give up her very own hair to buy her beloved husband a present for Christmas. I could relate to not wanting to disappoint a loved one during a holiday by having no gift. The theme of this story is love and irony. They love each other so much they are willing to sacrifice their only possessions in life to buy each other gifts, Della buys Jim a chain for his watch and he buys her combs, which in the end is ironic because they do not have those things any more. Della encountered not having enough money to buy Jim a present and she handled it by selling her hair. She also encountered a conflict when she sees that he has bought her combs and she says it’ll grow back. The setting is the time and place of the story (Clugston, 2014). The setting of this story is Christmas Eve in the Dillingham’s flat. Knowing the setting, we
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