Rough Draft.pdf - Mkrtchyan Ani Mkrtchyan Riedel English 102 Selfless Love \u201cThe Gift of the Magi\u201d written by O Henry is a short story published in

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Mkrtchyan Ani Mkrtchyan Riedel English 102 03/15/2020 Selfless Love “The Gift of the Magi” written by O. Henry, is a short story published in 1905, that is about a loving couple who show the true meaning of selfless, real love. The main character is a girl named Della who’s looking for any way possible to surprise her lovely husband Jim with a secret Christmas gift. The couple doesn’t have enough money, but both still make it happen by selling the most precious things they owned which were Della’s long hair and Jim’s watch that belonged to his grandfather. “One dollar and eighty -seven cents”. This is the first sentence of this beautiful story which the writer tells himself. It is the exact amount of money that Della had in her pocket just one day before Christmas (par 1); one dollar and eighty-seven cents. The first few paragraphs, the writer tells the reader about the need this couple was in. He is t alking about Della’s emotions and sadness over the fact that she is not able to buy a gift for her beloved husband Jim. The important detail I noticed was that Della wasn’t
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