Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 136. Emilia Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Emilia watches Joana return to the maternity ward, smiling. Emilia knows something is happening between Joana and Florian. A broadcast celebrating the 12th anniversary of Hitler’s appointment to chancellor of Germany begins on the ship speakers. Emilia catches only a few phrases, including “When was the helpless goose ever not eaten by the fox?”
Although Emilia loves Florian because he is her “knight,” she selflessly watches Joana’s relationship with him unfold. Each woman has a different kind of connection to the Prussian, and each is secure and generous enough to understand that he has love for them both.
Themes
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