Michael’s Dependence of Hanna
In the first part, Michael is very dependent on Hanna. He takes a lot of mistakes and a lot of blame in this time, even though he is not responsible for the most part. The reason for this behavior is his fear of jeopardizing the relationship he has with Hanna. After Hanna left town and he learns of her past, Michael is much more distant to Hanna.
But he still can not completely break off from her and he watches her trial with excitement. During this time, Michael suffers under the feeling of emotional numbing. The dependence of Hanna remains relatively constant at the beginning of the third part, and at the end, he breaks away from Hanna and he resigns himself with her death. In this situation, he does not feel this kind of depression as in the second part.