The Gift of the Magi
Terms in this set (15)
How much money does Della start off with?
She is not able to buy Jim a nice gift for Christmas
Explain why Della is upset at the beginning of the story.
They took extreme pride in them.
How did Jim and Della feel about their most prized possessions?
The mood is dreary.
Describe what the use of the word "gray" may imply.
How much did Della sell her hair for?
A chain for his pocket watch.
What is Della's gift to Jim?
He sees Della's hair and realizes the gift he has bought for her, she can no longer use...
Why did Jim react the way he did when he first walked in the house?
A set of beautiful combs.
What did Jim buy for Della?
They have no use for them at the moment.
Why does Jim put the presents away at the end of the story?
The sacrifices they both made to be able to purchase the gifts for each other.
What makes these two gifts so valuable?
The actual Magi are the 3 Wise Men who brought gifts to Jesus when he was born.
In the story, the Magi are Jim and Della.
Who are the actual Magi? Who are the Magi from the story?
What did Jim and Della have for dinner?
Love is greater than any material object.
What is the overall theme of the story?
Which literary term is used most throughout this story?
The plot is the
sequence of events
in which they each lead up to or cause one another.
What does the literary term "plot" describe?