Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 81. Emilia Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Emilia feels abandoned, both by Joana and Florian, her “knight.” However, she still has Eva, the Poet, and Klaus. Alfred leads Emilia to the front of a long line of refugees, against the protests of those who have been waiting for hours. Eva, unwilling to leave without her valuables, goes to find them, and so Alfred presents only Klaus, the Poet, and Emilia to the inspectors.
Eva cares more about her physical belongings than she does about her friends. The rest of the group, in contrast, would rather stick together and make it onto the same ship than retrieve the few physical objects left from their former lives.
Themes
Family and Community vs. Selfishness  Theme Icon