Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 99. Alfred Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
As the temperature drops, Alfred decides it’s too cold for him to do his job (collecting life vests and floats). Instead, he marches through the ship singing to himself. A fellow soldier notices Alfred’s hands and suggests he go to the infirmary. Alfred likes this idea, as it will let him spy on Joana
Once again, Alfred demonstrates his selfishness. Instead of doing his job, which would help other people later on in case of disaster, he only cares about this own comfort.
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