The Gift Of The Magi And The Necklace
The Differeces Between Della And Mathilida
In ?The Gift of the Magi? by O. Henry, and ?The Necklace? by Guy De Maupassant, there are two characters that are very different. First, there is Della who is a generous, optimistic doer, and Mathilida who is a selfish, pessimistic dreamer.
Their biggest difference is the fact that Della is generous and Mathilida is selfish and self-centered. The author illustrates Della?s generosity when she is low on money and all she can think about is her husbands present, and then she goes out and asks a hairdresser ?Will you buy my hair? The author shows Mathilida?s selfishness when she gets home from the ball and realizes she lost the necklace. Her husband says ?I?ll retrace our steps on foot.? And she doesn?t offer to help him.
The next biggest difference is the fact that Della is an optimist and Mathilida is a pessimist. The author shows this about Della when she gets her haircut and she decides she can make it work by curling it. The author similarly shows
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