The Gift Of The Magi Analysis
They did it for the love they have for each other and the need to see each other happy. They each sacrificed their most prized possessions to enhance the other’s most prized possession.
The biggest metaphor used in this short story is when O. Henry says “They are the magi.” (Clugston, 2010) This supports the theme of the story. It explains that it is not only important but wise to make sacrifices in the gifts you give the ones you love. Even if the sacrifices seem to be unwise sacrifices on the surface, they are the best ones for the heart.
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