Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 146. Florian Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Florian rushes to evacuate to the deck of the ship with the Poet and Klaus, making sure they all stay together. Florian doesn’t have a life vest but pushes on ahead anyway, even as one of the straps on his backpack breaks.
Florian is more concerned with the wellbeing of the Poet and Klaus than he is with his own survival. The novel is more sympathetic toward characters who display qualities of selflessness.
Themes
Family and Community vs. Selfishness  Theme Icon