Iza's Ballad - Part II: Fire, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Magda Szabo
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Terez and Iza both, independently, decide to try new ways to help Ettie. Terez asks her to do the shopping, and this helps them to form a closer relationship as Ettie is happy to be of some use. During a heatwave, in which Ettie becomes too weak to do the shopping for a number of days, however, she realizes that Terez is able to finish work earlier by doing the shopping herself and comes to the conclusion that Terez has only been acting out of pity. She declines to go back to doing the shopping after the heatwave and reverts to sitting in her chair or walking the streets. Iza decides to set aside time each evening to spend with her mother, and this quickly becomes one of the highlights of Ettie's day. One evening though, Ettie hears Iza on the...

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