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What is the climax of the story "The Gift of the Magi"?Pls guys help me in finding it...

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grandmasetergogo | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 8, 2009 at 10:57 PM via web

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What is the climax of the story "The Gift of the Magi"?

Pls guys help me in finding it out!!i read on wikianswers and it was written "when they give gift to each other"

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ike13 | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted September 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM (Answer #1)

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The climax is when they open their gifts(which no longer have any use).

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tenzaisakuragi | Student , Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted November 9, 2011 at 10:16 PM (Answer #2)

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i think the climax is the oart when della sell her hair. because my teacher said that the climax in a shor story is the part that would make you think about the next part or like "what will happen next? will she... will he..." that's only for me..teehee

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appletrees | College Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted September 11, 2009 at 2:41 AM (Answer #3)

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The climax of the story is when the couple, Jim and Delia Young, discovers that they have both sacrificed their most beloved and valued personal possessions to buy gifts for each other. Delia sells her hair to buy a silver watch fob for Jim; while Jim sells his precious silver antique watch to buy tortoiseshell combs for Delia's hair. The gifts they give no longer have any used, except to symbolize the depth of their love and willingness to make sacrifices for each other.

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ritu-25 | Student | eNoter

Posted November 23, 2011 at 7:40 PM (Answer #4)

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Della sells her hair in order to buy a gift for Jim.On the other hand Jim buys combs for Della's beautiful hair thinking that she would be impressed. But on returning home he finds Della in her new look...I think thats the climax.... 

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