Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 113. Florian Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Joana is shocked at how good Florian was with the baby. Florian is going to go look for a hiding place, but before he does he talks with Joana for a moment. They flirt and smile, and the Joana thanks him for bringing her suitcase, and for helping Emilia, with a kiss. Florian kisses her back.
This moment is significant as it demonstrates that although Florian has often presented himself as a lone wolf, he does have the ability to empathize and connect with other people —as seen in his treatment of Emilia and her baby, and his flirtation with Joana.
Themes
Family and Community vs. Selfishness  Theme Icon