<span>The main conflict in The Gift of the Magi is poverty. Because of their poverty, Jim and Delia have to make great personal sacrifices to buy the other a Christmas present.
</span><span>"In "The Gift of the Magi," O. Henry uses a folksy narrator to tell the story of Jim and Delia Young, a poor young couple who buy each other special Christmas gifts, which ironically cancel each other out because Delia sells her hair to buy Jim a chain for his watch, which he in turn has sold to buy her a fine set of combs for her hair. Despite the fact that these gifts are now useless, Jim and Delia have given each other the greatest gift of all, which the narrator compares to the gifts given to the Christ child by the wise men, or magi: selfless love."</span><span>
Without having the story, I cannot give you the answer, but I can help you to come up with the answer. What is it about Mrs. Jones's actions that would surprise anyone, including you? Based on that, how do you think Roger would be surprised. Once you answer that part, how does his reaction to her treatment warrant that type of reaction? For example, if you were to say Roger was surprised Mrs. Jones was so nice to him because for the entire year, he thought that she hated him.