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TopicThe short story The Gift of Magi 1906 by O Henry 1862-1910 and the themes of love wealth and sacrificeTopic StatementIn the short story The Gift of Magi 1906 by O Henry 1862-1910 the themes of love wealth and sacrifice are represented greatlyInitial Research QuestionIn O Henrys 1862-1910 short story The Gift of Magi 1906 how are the themes of love wealth and sacrifice portrayedRefined Research QuestionHow do the characters in The Gift of Magi 1906 by writer O Henry 1862-1910 emphasize the themes of love wealth and sacrificeInitial ProspectusO Henry 1862-1910 in his short story The Gift of Magi 1906 uses the themes of love wealth and sacrifice to give a better understanding of the charactersRefined ProspectusSacrificing your happiness for the happiness of the one you love is by far the truest type of love my mother always said to me In the case of Della and Jim the protagonists of O Henrys 1862-1910 short story The Gift of Magi 1906 love wealth and sacrifice are the central themes in which the poor loving married couple sell their most valuable possessions to give each other for Christmas gifts As a result these themes help the reader understand the meaning of this short storyMicro-PrcisesThe short story The Gift of Magi 1906 by O Henry 1862-1910 tells the story of a deprived young married couple trying to buy Christmas gifts for each other DellaYoung sells her beautiful hair to buy Jim a platinum watch chain and Jim sells his heirloom watch to buy Dellasome tortoise-shell hair combs These gifts are inadequate and they become unusable because Dellacannot wear her combs without her hair and Jim cannot use his watch chain without his watchWriting about an Idea or Theme The Meanings and Messages in Literature by Edgar Roberts b 1928 is a hands-on guide that contains guidelines on how to find ideas and theme This theory includes articles that instruct students how to distinguish between ideas and
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