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ENG125 Week 2 Discussion 2 The Gift of Magi by O. Henry. Reference: Clugston, R. W. (2014). Journey into Literature (2nd ed.) [Electronic version]. Retrieved from Identify the character and the literary work he or she appears in. Della Dillingham, is the character in the “Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry (1906). Della interests me because I can easily identify with wanting to provide someone a very nice gift despite her financial situation because she is in love with her partner and she is completely selfless, loving and warm. The theme of the story is sacrifice, and Della giving up her most precious possession to give her husband a Christmas gift. Della’s external conflict is with Christmas Eve approaching she has to buy Jim a present, but she only has $1.82. Della chooses to sacrifice her appearance to give up
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  • The Gift of the Magi, Meaning of life, Santa Claus, Della Dillingham

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