Iza's Ballad - Part I: Earth, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Magda Szabo
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When Ettie reaches Iza, she realizes that Iza has been crying and sees her in need of help, but is unsure what to do because her own grief is so raw. They go inside and their only contact is for Iza to check her mother's pulse. Ettie tries to stop the clock at Vince's time of death, and to cover the mirror, but Iza catches her and undoes her actions. Reflecting on Iza's strong presence in their lives, Ettie begins to cry at the thought that Vince will never see his daughter again. Iza tells her not to cry, and she is reminded that she was told the same thing when her son, Endrus, had died as a child. Iza tells her that they will sell the house, and Ettie will go to live with her in Budapest. Ettie experiences a...

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