Iza's Ballad - Part III: Water, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Magda Szabo
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Antal is gradually making the family home feel like his own, but is also having to work to rebuild relationships with the community, who are still upset that he divorced Iza. He has hired Ettie's friend, Gica, to be his housekeeper, and has Kolman, the grocer, delivering his groceries instead of getting them himself. Despite this, he has redecorated, and recycled some of the old furniture, and is beginning to feel at peace in his home. Even the memory of Iza has begun to fade. Antal is now engaged to the nurse, Lidia, and their engagement party was held at the house. This prompts Antal to compare his bride-to-be with his ex-wife, and he notices the passion in Lidia, as opposed to the rigidity of Iza.

Antal was brought up by his grandparents, after his mother abandoned him and his father...

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