Love In "The Gift Of The Magi" And "The Necklace": Is It Worth The Sacrifice?


Love in "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Necklace": Is it Worth the
Hey! Over here! I read a few short stories and I would like to
tell you a little bit about how they compare and contrast. The stories
are: “The Gift of the Magi,” by O. Henry, and “The Necklace,” by Guy de
Maupassant. “The Gift of the Magi” centers around a couple who are
unselfish and very much in love. They sacrificed their most prized
possessions for each other. In “The Necklace,” the story also involves a
couple, but greed and selfishness controls the plot.
Jim and Della were a young married couple, like Mr. and Mme. Loisel,
who were immature and foolish. They both lived in run down, shabby flats
in big cities. ...

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love with his wife, and would do anything for her, as would Mr.
Loisel. Both couples were very thrifty when it came to money. Since they
were poor, they were good at saving their money for items they needed,
like groceries, and for special purposes. Both of these stories had
themes, though the themes are very different from each other. Jim and
Della taught us that it was better to give than to receive because even
though the gifts were worthless, they still knew how much each gift meant;
how much love was put into it, so love conquers all. With the Loisels,
they showed us that honesty is the best policy. If they would have been
honest and told Mme. Forestier they lost the necklace they probably would
have just had to replace the necklace with a lot less money than what they
had replaced it with.
In these stories, the main conflict is internal conflict (a.k.a.
Man vs. Himself). In these times of depression, only the strong at heart
could survive. In “The Gift of the Magi” ...

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