The Gift Of The Magi

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In the short story ³The Gift of the Magi², by O. Henry, the couple, Mr. and Mrs. Dillingham Young sacrificed their most prized possessions for one another. They did this in order to buy each other nice Christmas presents. Della¹s most prized possession was her beautiful hair that she cut off and sold for the money. Jim¹s was his gold watch which he also sold so that he could buy Della a gift. …

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…Magi², by O. Henry the couple makes a major sacrifice for each other. From these sacrifices the enormous amount of love is shown between them. Even though the words, ³I love you.² are not said it is shown in the action of the two characters. The gifts they gave to each other were very wise and thought out gifts. They were gifts from the heart, and those are the best gifts a person can give.