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The Gift of the Magi

             I feel that you should read the wonderful story, "The Gift of the Magi," because it is a brilliant story that shows the true meaning of Christmas which could be explained in three words: love, sacrifice, and gratefulness. The two main characters, Della and Jim, had an everlasting love for each other which could never be broken. For example, they sacrificed what meant most to both of them to buy the other a present for Christmas. Last, they still showed gratitude to have each other even after their most precious things were gone. In all, "The Gift of the Magi" is a heartfelt story that should be read by all.
             One reason to read the story is because it shows the love that the main characters have for each other which many people can relate to. In the beginning of the story, Della and Jim, a young couple struggling to earn money, have an undying affection for one another. First of all, every day Della is waiting at home to meet Jim with open arms when he arrives to their flat. Also, with Christmas being a day away, all Della could think about is the fact that she only has $1.87 to spend on a present for Jim. This makes her very upset and she spends the beginning of Christmas Eve moping and sobbing around the house because of her lack of money. Although she wasn't very wealthy, she was still willing find a way to get her one true love a present that was worthy of him. All in all, Della and Jim have a strong love that many people can relate to.
             What also makes this story interesting is the scenario that evolved from both Jim and Della making sacrifices by selling their most precious items. To pay for Jim's present, Della finally decided to sell her beautiful brown cascade of hair to buy a platinum chain for his shiny gold watch. What Della doesn't know, is that at the same time Jim was selling his watch to buy her The Combs that she always wanted. These combs were far from being ordinary. They were rare combs made of pure tortoise shell with jeweled rims and Della had always worshiped them.

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