The Gift Of The Magi And The Necklace Analysis

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Some stories deal with love, greed, and envy. That is the case in The Gift of the Magi and The Necklace. The Necklace, who was written by Guy de Maupusant, shows that things that people want, aren’t really what they need and The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry shows that some are willing to sacrifice what they love, for the ones they love most. The idea revolving "The Gift of the Magi" is that the value of a gift is in the the one who gives it, rather than the just gift. Jim and Della bot bought a gift that needed them to sacrifice something that was very important to them. The necklace, is clearly the biggest example of symbolism in the story. The necklace for Madame Loisel symbolizes all that she doesn 't have in life, and all that she desires. The…show more content…
These short stories give readers a small look at the husbands. Both of the men love their wives. Mister Loisel shows his love by getting an invite to a fancy ball. He knew that she wanted to be part of the "crowd". He gave her money so that she could buy a new dress. Later in the story, he proved his love by borrowing the money needed to symbolize the love he had for her in his heart. The main idea of the story is that a young couple love each other, which is the most important thing in their lives. They loved each other so much that they were willing to sacrifice their most valuable possessions to find Christmas gifts for each other. The home they make together differs with their poverty and the world outside. Their love seems to be never ending, though Della worries about how her sacrifice will affect her husband because of how it affects her looks. One theme could be, love is the only thing you need to be happy. While Mathilde Loisel and Della Young are both young, beautiful women married to caring and very loving husbands, they are completely different in personalities. Della Young is an unselfish wife who cherishes her husband, but Madame Loisel of Guy never considers anyone 's feelings other than
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