Eyeshigh said: It seems to me Cutter abandoned the Way a long time ago.
lunakat said: It's interesting that Cutter is the one who can adapt to the changes and his daughter cannot.
Yeah, I think Cutter has been able to adapt to change, which isn't the same as abandoning the Way. At the same time, Ember's focus on keeping the Way alive isn't necessarily a failure to adapt to change. She's responding to a new threat: the Palace itself.
Interesting that she calls it a trap. Surge called it that too, but for very different reasons.