Magda Szabo Writing Styles in Iza's Ballad

Magda Szabo
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Point of View

The majority of the novel follows the perspective of Ettie; however, the use of a third person omniscient narrator allows others' points of view to also be interspersed throughout the story. There are also chapters devoted to Vince's story, Antal's story, and even Lidia's experience of forming a relationship with Vince as his nurse and then a romantic relationship with Antal. Despite being one of the key figures in the narrative, there is a relative dearth of Iza's perspective provided to the reader. This has the effect of coloring the reader's perception of her by reading between the lines of what Ettie and the other characters have to say about her. Having been married to her, Antal has the clearest understanding of her character, and much of what has been suggested in earlier parts of the novel becomes solidified when he is given the opportunity...

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