Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 143. Joana Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
The ship immediately tilts and the room begins to slide. Joana wants to wait for orders from Dr. Wendt and Dr. Richter, but Emilia, with Halinka in her arms, insists they get their coats and evacuate. Emilia knows the ship is sinking and wants to make sure they get to the deck safely.
Even in an emergency, Joana is committed to her role as a nurse. Emilia, meanwhile is more concerned with guaranteeing the safety of her friends and family.  
Themes
Memory and Survival  Theme Icon
Family and Community vs. Selfishness  Theme Icon