The Gift Of The Magi, The Last Leaf, By O. Henry

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There are many factors in which make up a successful, yet compelling writer. William Sydney Porter known as O. Henry, was an American Short Story author. As he developed his writing career he became notorious for his writings to have the utmost unexpected twist endings. All through his writings the theme of love, deception, mistaken identity, the impacts of incident, the unchangeable idea of the destiny and the determination of apparently unsolvable challenges isolating two lovers is seen. O.Henry used deception with a plot that he called “turning the tables on Haroun Al-Raschid,” the caliph from mingle with the common people. His strategic writing techniques and ideas led him to the use of these themes in The Gift of the Magi, The Last Leaf",The …show more content…
Henry's most well known story, "The Gift of the Magi," interpreted and republished each Christmas around the globe, was composed in three hours to meet a due date that O. Henry had overlooked for a few days. The plot alone—a young lady pitches her long wonderful hair to get her better half a dandy chain for his prized watch, just to find that he has sold his watch to purchase an arrangement of tortoiseshell looks over for her vanished hair—is adequate to make the story a great about the soul of Christmas. Be that as it may, it is additionally O. Henry's avuncular narrating voice and his utilization of a picturesque film style that makes it so available and …show more content…
The couple had given up their most valuable objects to make each other jubilant. Although the gifts they had gotten each other have no purpose, the thought and sacrifice meant everything. For each of them to endure their possessions for other proves that their love overcomes materialistic items and objects. Their gift in the end however was not objects, but love. The theme of deception is also seen in this short story due to the twist ending. Ironically how each of them bought a gift to go along with their possessions, without knowing they sold the other part. This is also an example on how O. Henry is noted for his twist

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