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Katalin Street Symbols & Objects

Magda Szabo
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Katalin Street

Katalin Street symbolizes peace and harmony. At the beginning of the novel, the three families live happy, peaceful lives on Katalin Street. However, the political upheaval that takes place over the course of the novel displaces the families and ruins their happiness.

Commendation Cards

The commendation cards symbolize family conflict. Irén is upset that her father does not recommend her for more commendations despite the amount of work she does. Additionally, she is angry at Blanka for trying to furtively give Irén her own cards.

Engagement Party

The engagement party symbolizes the personal disruptions caused by large political events. Irén and Bálint’s engagement party is interrupted by the news that Mr. and Mrs. Held have been arrested by the Nazis. This is the first of many instances in which political upheaval disrupts the lives of the characters.

Henriette’s Death

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