Literary Analysis Essay
ENG125: Introduction to Literature
Instructor: Jennifer Rupp
Literary Analysis Even though everyone interprets symbolism in a story differently, the literary elements in the story are what help determine the theme. Point of view and symbolism are also factors that affect the theme of a story, as well as how the reader interprets it. The short story, “The Gift of The Magi”, there are several literary elements included in the story that would affect the theme. The overall theme of this particular short story is love.
“…Mr. James Dillingham Young came home and reached his flat above he was called "Jim" and greatly hugged by Mrs. James Dillingham Young, already introduced to you as …show more content…
“Della finished her cry and attended to her cheeks with the powder rag. She stood by the window and looked out dully at a gray cat walking a gray fence in a gray backyard. Tomorrow would be Christmas Day, and she had only $1.87 with which to buy Jim a present. She had been saving every penny she could for months, with this result” (Clugston, 2010).