The Gift Of The Magi Theme
What is the theme of the story "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry?
The most prominent theme in “The Gift of the Magi” is love. Jim and Della are willing to part with their most prized possessions to make each other happy, demonstrating that a wealth of love makes up for material poverty. Some additional themes are generosity, selflessness, and poverty.
The theme of love is shown through the selfless actions of both Della and Jim. Each, through a showing of love for the other, sells their most valuable possessions in order to purchase Christmas gifts for their spouse. Della sells her hair in order to buy Jim a chain for his...
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The theme of this story is the true meaning of love is selflessness. Each person gave up something that he/she treasured in order to make the other happy.