Iza's Ballad Quotes

Magda Szabo
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The house was so much associated with Vince that she had never really regarded it as a joint property though it was registered in both their names.
-- Narrator (from the perspective of Ettie) (Part I: Earth - Chapter 2)

Importance: This quote exemplifies the magnitude of the impact Vince had on Ettie's life, and the way that he has left much of himself in their home. Later on, when Antal has taken possession of the house, he too recognizes Vince's spirit in the home and in the possessions he has left behind. The quote also demonstrates the way that Ettie does not often think of her own needs or importance, minimizing the role she had in making the house into their home and focusing only on Vince. This trait is apparent in the way that Ettie thinks about her daughter, Iza, and even in the way that her opinion of Terez, Iza's housekeeper, when Terez goes out of her way to make Ettie...

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