24th March 2021
Teacher Nor Yusrina binti Ahmad @ Saifuddin
SMK Sungai Isap Kuantan
The Playwright O. HENRY
•• William Sydney Porter - born in 1862,
North Carolina, USA; died in 1910
• an American short story writer.
•• Started writing after getting married in
•• Wrote more than 300 short stories
•• Most well known for the story Gift of the
•• His stories are typically about ordinary
people living in New York. Because of his
witty, humorous style, his stories are still
TIME Setting SOCIAL
• Towers Chandler is an ordinary man living in New York. He earns
very little but once every ten weeks, he dresses up and goes for
a meal at one of the best restaurants in the city. On one of his
nights out, a girl named Marian bumps into him on the street and
falls, hurting her foot. Chandler invites her to join him for dinner.
They talk and Chandler pretends to be a wealthy man who does
not need to work. Marian seems to lose interest in him. After
dinner, they go their separate ways. At home, Marian and her
sister talk about the kind of man they would like to marry. Marian
reveals that she cannot love a rich man who does not work.
Characters MINOR CHARACTERS
A young man who works JEFF WHITE Towers Chandler's
for a living, earning friend
eighteen dollars a week MRS BLACK Towers Chandler's
Chandler SISSIE Marian's sister
Young lady from a rich
Marian returns home and gets a scolding from
her sister for disappearing for two hours. It is
revealed that Marian is from a rich family.
Rising Action PLOT Falling Action
A girl dressed in an old hat and cheap coat knocks Marian talks about her wish to
into Chandler and falls, hurting her foot. Chandler marry a man who has important
invites her to have dinner with him. The girl, work to do even if he were poor.
Marian, asks Chandler what he does. Chandler
pretends to be rich and tells her he does not work.
Marian loses interest in Chandler and they go their
separate ways. Chandler is disappointed and
regrets not telling Marian the truth.
Towers Chandler is all dressed up like a rich Marian thinks Chandler is just
man for a night out. He meets his friend, Jeff another rich man and says that she
White, and tells him about his habit of saving cannot love a man like him even
one dollar a week so that he can enjoy the though he is attractive and kind.
lifestyle of the rich once every ten weeks.