Table of Contents
- 1 What did Della want to buy for her husband for Christmas?
- 2 What did Della buy for her husband for dollar 21?
- 3 What did Della buy for him?
- 4 What did Della sell to get the $20.00 she needed to buy her husband’s present?
- 5 How much money did della have available for her husband’s Christmas present?
- 6 How much did della have left after buying Jim’s gift?
- 7 Why did della count her money in the gift of the Magi?
- 8 Why did della sell Jim’s watch to pay for the combs?
What did Della want to buy for her husband for Christmas?
Christmas is only a day away and, for a Christmas present, Della wants to buy Jim a gold watch chain for his gold watch. They do not have much to be proud or happy about, but Jim is very proud of that watch.
What did Della buy for her husband for dollar 21?
She finds a platinum fob chain for Jim which costs her $21. Excited at finding the perfect present, she rushes home to prepare dinner.
What does della sell for $20?
Della goes into a shop where hair is bought and is told that she can have 20.00 for her long brown hair. She makes a quick decision and sells her hair.
What was the gift of the husband to his wife the gift of magi?
A rich man buys his wife some combs. She buys him a watch chain.
What did Della buy for him?
Della buys Jim a watch fob because his watch is his most prized possession. Della and Jim Young do not have much money. Despite this, Della really wants to buy Jim a good Christmas present. Della is still willing to sell her hair so she can buy Jim a really nice gift to show him how much she loves him.
What did Della sell to get the $20.00 she needed to buy her husband’s present?
situational irony and dramatic irony. BACK TO EDMODO. What did Della sell to get the $20.00 she needed to buy her husband’s present? She sold her hair and he sold his watch to get each other a gift for Christmas.
What did Della sell to buy gift for Jim?
On Christmas Eve, Della Young discovers that she has only $1.87 to buy a present for her husband Jim. She visits the nearby shop of a hairdresser, Madame Sofronie, who buys Della’s long hair for $20. Della then uses the money to buy a platinum pocket watch chain for Jim.
How did Della manage to buy the gift?
Della manages to buy Jim the fob chain for his pocket watch by selling her hair to a shop named, “Mme. Sofronie. The fob chain is the perfect gift if only he hadn’t sold it to buy Della some beautiful combs to wear in her treasured and beautiful hair.
How much money did della have available for her husband’s Christmas present?
At the start of “The Gift of the Magi ,” Della has only saved $1.87 to buy her husband, Jim a Christmas gift, as they live frugally on a small income. Her husband owns a gold watch that is his most prized possession, and in order to buy him…
How much did della have left after buying Jim’s gift?
What gift did Della finally find to buy for Jim how much did it cost how much money did this leave her with? It was even worthy of The Watch. As soon as she saw it she knew that it must be Jim’s. The watch fob chain costs her twenty-one dollars, so she has only eighty-seven cents left.
How did Della manage to buy the gift for Jim?
Della manages to buy Jim the fob chain for his pocket watch by selling her hair to a shop named, “Mme. Sofronie. Hair Goods of All Kinds.” Her hair was her most valued possession, but she wanted so badly to give Jim a gift worthy of the love she felt…
How did Della save money for Jim’s gift?
O. Henry says that Della has been trying to save money for Jim’s Christmas present by haggling with the merchants she traded with: ONE DOLLAR AND eighty-seven cents. About her only way of saving money was by haggling with the merchants when she went shopping.
Why did della count her money in the gift of the Magi?
Answer. Della counted her money again and again because she wanted to make it sure that the amount was large enough for the Christmas gift she wanted to give to Jim. It shows her anxiety and disappointment at not having been able to save enough money for the intended Christmas gift for her husband.
Why did della sell Jim’s watch to pay for the combs?
However, in an instance of situational irony, Jim has sold his watch in order to pay for the combs, and Della has sold her hair to pay for the fob chain. At the end of the tale, the author uses this irony to make a larger point about generosity.
Why do della and Jim still love each other?
We learn that they still do love each other, even after the event because they both showed love by giving up their most prized things for each other. Della says to herself, “If Jim doesn’t kill me before he takes a look at me…”
Why was della’s card on the letter box so ironic?
She wanted to buy Jim something good for Christmas, but couldn’t since she didn’t have enough money. Why was it so ironic that the card on the letter box bore the name, “Mr. James Dillingham Young”? The card on the outside door is written like rich people live there instead of the young’s. Della and Jim are poor.