for each other both Della and Jim were each willing to part with the one thing

For each other both della and jim were each willing

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for each other, both Della and Jim were each willing to part with the one thing that meant the most to them of all their possessions to get the other something for Christmas. The story was very heartfelt as it shows that love is more powerful than worldly possessions as we see Della sells her hair and Jim sells his watch. To sacrifice what you have to give to someone else is truly an act of love. The story relates back the selfless acts of the wise men who came to the manager, to honor the birth of Jesus, each showing their love with the giving of gifts. The literary techniques I found in this story are situational irony, epiphany, analogy, and allusion. This story shows a situational irony in by sacrifice both the wife and husband give up things to buy things to complement the others greatest possession, but the results of both did not fit their initial goal. Neither could use the gifts presented, yet each received the greatest gift of all, love through sacrifice.
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