The gift of the MagiQuestion 1. One dollar and Eighty-Seven Cents A girl named Della saved $1.87. Della was able to do this by saving pennies and other loose change for months. She was not very happy about how much money she had saved, she was crying. She felt this way because it was not enough to buy something worthy for her husband Jim. Question 2. Rich or PoorThe main character Della is poor. The writer has shown examples in the story, the shabby little couch. Della had saved one dollar and eighty-seven cents for months andtheir income per week was $30 but it was shrunk to $20 a week. Their doorbell was an electric button in which nomortal finger could coax a ring. There was also a concern card bearing the name “Mr. James Dillingham Young”. Question 3. Della’s husband Della’s husband name was James Dillingham Young butDella called him Jim. Every time Jim came Della greetedhim by calling Jim and greatly hugging him. It tells that Della and her husband are having a great caring and loving relationship.
Question 4. Della’s PredicamentDella was able to save only $1.87 because she was earning very less and the expenses were greater than she had calculated. She was planning to buy a christmas gift for her husband Jim. She wanted to buy something fine and rare and sterling-something just a little bit near worthy of the honor of being owned by Jim. I think she could buy something that was for less and worthy for Jim at the same time. The author uses the color gray to express Della’s sad, unhappy and sorrowful mood for not being able to buy a worthy gift forJim.Question 5. Della’s ReactionI think Della did this to look at one of her precious things her long and beautiful hair in the glass. She had an ideaof selling her hair and getting money from it so she can buy a gift for Jim. When she fluttered down the stairs to
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