Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 30. Florian Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Florian turns at the sound of a gunshot. Emilia has killed the soldier. Florian sees he was German, not Russian, and criticizes Emilia for killing him. Nevertheless, he takes supplies from the dead man’s pocket and encourages Emilia to run with him, as the noise likely drew attention.
Emilia sees all soldiers as threats. Florian, who passes for German, is only concerned by Soviet soldiers who will see him as an enemy. Florian begins to warm to Emilia, and takes pity on her, feeling some responsibility for her wellbeing.
Themes
Agency, Willpower, and Fate Theme Icon
Family and Community vs. Selfishness  Theme Icon