Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 155. Alfred Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Alfred is frozen on the deck — the lifeboats are gone, and he is too afraid to jump. Emilia notices two rafts, stuck together by ice. She kicks them to free them and pulls Alfred on board as it slides across the deck. 
Emilia is willing to help Alfred even though he has made few efforts to help her, and all of his efforts were motivated by his misconception of her as an Aryan woman worthy of salvation.
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