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What is the main idea of the Gift of Magi?

Della Young and Jim Young's deep love for each other is the central theme of "The Gift of the Magi." It makes them willing to sacrifice their most prized possessions in order to buy a Christmas gift for the other person. Both show they value their relationship more than material things.

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Just so, what is the message of the gift of the Magi?

The main idea of "The Gift of the Magi" is that the value of a gift is in the giver, rather than the gift itself. Jim and Della, out of their love for each other, purchased a gift that required them to sacrifice something that was precious to them.

Subsequently, question is, what was the wisdom in selling the most valuable things? Answer : Both the lovers wanted to give a gift to each other. But both did not have any money to by this gift. They sold their valuable things to buy gifts for each other.

Then, what is the meaning of Gift of Magi?

The title of the story refers to the three "wise men" or magi who are supposed to have come bringing precious gifts to present to Jesus at his birth. O. Henry used this title because of the idea of precious gifts and the idea of wisdom that the title alludes to.

What happens in the gift of the Magi?

It takes place at Christmas time and tells the story of Jim and Della Dillingham, a poor, young married couple who don't have enough money to buy each other Christmas gifts. As The Gift of the Magi unfolds, both sell their most prized possession to pay for a gift for the other.

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