The gift ofthe magi (O Henry ) - 1 Jim and Della prove...

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1. Jim and Della prove their love for each other in a highly ironic manner. In " The Gift of the Magi," written by O' Henry, the newly married couple, Jim and Della, do not have much money, but want desperately to get each other gifts for Christmas. Jim and Della do not place stock in material things, as having each other to love is gloriful for them. But, because they want to make each other happy at Christmas, they each, unbeknownst to the other try to find ways to give each other something special, It so happens, that respectively, both only have one material item each that they love. For Della, it is her beautiful long hair, and for Jim, it is a gold pocket watch handed down to him from two generations. The only issue is that Jim does not have a chain for his beloved watch, and so Della has an idea on how to get one for him for Christmas. She cuts off her beautiful long hair and sells it in order to buy Jim a platinum chain for his watch. Ironically, Jim decides to buy Della an array of beautiful hair combs for her lovely
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