Literary Comparison

Feb 3rd, 2012
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The two literary readings I have chosen to compare is “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Necklace”.

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Literary Comparison: The Gift of the Magi and the Necklace(Your name)ENG 125(Instructor's name)(Date)The two literary readings I have chosen to compare is "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Necklace". The gift of the Magi captured my interest because of the profound themes of love and sacrifice. A heartfelt story was brought to us through the story "The Gift of the Magi' he wrote such a touching short story about a couple's love. This couple, Jim and Della, are not rich with worldly possessions, but they are rich in love. Their love fills in for everything that they lack as far as materials possessions. On the other hand, "The Necklace" written by Guy de Maupassant in 1884 is about a poor couple as well. However, Mathilde and Monsieur are not the happiest couple. Mathilde feels as though she needs and deserves more material possessions. She relies on her husband to buy her things and he takes all her mental abuse.Both stories might have similar themes however; the wives' characters, expressions, and thoughts are all completely different. The themes of these two stories are very similar. "The Gift of the Magi" is about a poor couple who are satisfied with what they have. They

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