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Bach:1Andy BachMrs. SherryEnglish 9H:Per. 612/22/16The Gift Of the MagiYou would do anything for the ones you love. This is the theme in the short story“The Gift of the Magi” By O. Henry. The author O. henry expresses the theme throughthe setting, plot, and actions of the characters. The main characters Della and Jim loveeach other a lot and want to get something nice for each other for christmas but theyare poor so they sell their most prized possessions to get nice gifts for each other. Thesummary alone shows one example of many of how they would do anything for theones they love.One of the many examples of how O, Henry shows the theme, you would doanything for the ones you love, is through the character Della. Della is Jim’s wife who isselfless, loving and has amazing long hair. She is poor and spends her days in a flat for$8 a month. An example of how the theme is expressed through her is that when dellafinds the perfect gift for Jim she only has $1.87 so she has to go and sell her hair for