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The last leaf has been the central point in the story. In the beginning the falling last leaf is associated with Johnsy’s ailment, depression and her approaching death. Behrman’s last leaf conveys the message of courage, hope and optimism. It saves Johnsy’s life and thus, it is an apt title for the story.Justify the title ‘The Last Leaf’.

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The last leaf has been the central point in the story. In the beginning the falling last leaf is associated with Johnsy’s ailment, depression and her approaching death. Behrman’s last leaf conveys the message of courage, hope and optimism. It saves Johnsy’s life and thus, it is an apt title for the story.