O. Heney's The Gift Of The Magi

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Martin Luther king, Jr. Once said “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and depression. The tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedication to individuals.” O.Heney’s short story “The gift of the Magi” is about two characters, Della and Jim that sacrifice something they admired to get each a gift, but in the end they both sold their pride possession. O.Henry uses character action to develop the theme statement that love is an experience to people in today’s society and most people like to hold onto that for as long as they can. First off, “The gift of the Magi” is about sacrificing something for a loved member. Della was struggling to get the money and buy a platinum watch chain for her husband, Jim. Della Bulldozed the grocer, vegetable man, and the butcher until one of their cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied just to save money for Jims gift. “Will ye buy my hair?” asked Della “I buy hair” said Madame. “take your hat off and let’s have a sight at the looks of it.” “Twenty dollars,” said Madame, lifting the mass with practiced hand. “Give it to me quick,” said Della. She did this because she only had $1.87to buy Jim his platinum watch chain but know she has $20.00. Jim has also…show more content…
“Jim stopped outside the door, as immovable as a setter, his eyes were fixed upon Della’s hair.” Jim sat outside the door because Della’s hair was gone. He was shocked since he sold his watch to buy Della hair combs. “But she hugged them to her bosom, and at length she was able to look up with a dim eyes and a smile and said; my hair grows fast. And then Della leaped up like a little signed cat and cried, “Oh, Oh”. Since Della sold her hair and Jim sold his watch and that’s why they both had emotional
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