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Questions Answers on THE GIFT OF THE MAGI by O Henry

Questions Answers and Study Guide on THE GIFT OF THE MAGI by O Henry:-

Question:
What were the possessions of Dillingham youngs? How does the author show the greatness of their possession? How were they gone?

Answer:
In O Henry’s love story ‘The Gift of The Magi’ the two possessions are Dellas long beautiful hair and her husband’s gold watch.
          O Henry shows the greatness of the possessions of the youngs with comparison.
          If the rich Queen of Sheba had a look at Della’s rippling and shining hair the Queen must have grown jealous of Della’s riches. Della’s beautiful hair was enough to depreciate her majesty jewels and gifts. Similarly treasure king Solomon would have plucked at his beard from envy after having a look at Jim reading his watch. Della’s beautiful hair reached like a cascade of brown waters below her knee. It was almost a garment for her and Jims gold watch had a rich heritage and tradition. It had been his father’s and grand father’s.
          Jim and Della could not think of passing the Christmas without a gift to one another. But the two were too poor to buy a Christmas gift for one another. So he sold his gold watch to buy a set of tortoise shell combs for Della’s beautiful tresses. And she sold her beautiful tresses to buy the platinum fob chain to adorn his gold watch. That is how the possessions of the young were gone.

Questions Answers on THE GIFT OF THE MAGI by O Henry

Questions Answers and Study Guide on THE GIFT OF THE MAGI by O Henry:- Question: What were the possessions of Dillingham youngs? How ...