Iza's Ballad - Part I: Earth, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Magda Szabo
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Ettie decides to walk home alone from the clinic, despite Antal's attempts to drive, or at least accompany, her. As she makes her way past the lake, she begins to contemplate life without Vince and, all of a sudden finding her bag unbearably heavy, throws the lemons she always carries for Vince into the lake. She remembers the old quarter of the town, and how she and Vince had gone for a walk through it before it was demolished, sad that it would be gone. When they told Iza though, she thought them sentimental and they felt ashamed. Vince had begun to sing a song that was always too sad for Iza to hear as a child, and kissed her. Balzsamarok, the old quarter, had been the place where they had gone courting. She finds that the area has quite changed...

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