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Jennifer Gadalov AP English Lit 12/16/18 04.07 The Gift of the Magi Analysis Chart Short Story Elements Example from Story Significance to Story or Impact on Story Characterization “Tomorrow would be Christmas Day, and she had only $1.87 with which to buy Jim a present. She had been saving every penny she could for months, with this result. Twenty dollars a week doesn't go far.” This quote is significant to the story because it shows how much Della loves and adores her husband, Jim. She would do anything for him and desperately wants to please him by giving him the most amazing Christmas presents. However, Della is really worried she won’t be able to make that happen with the little money she has, which leaves for upset. Theme “I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs.” This quote is significant to the story because it summarizes the theme of the story. The theme of this story is sacrifice, and this quote embodies the theme. Della is showing us that she loves Jim so much that she would sell her most prized possession for him.
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