While reading this page in the Attack on Titan manga, I had a problem understanding some particles used in this text bubble on the bottom right. (Possible spoilers, read at your own risk)
As I understand it, in 「エレンとの対話を」, the と means “with”, so it is “dialogue with Eren”. But then, what is the meaning of the の in that sentence?
The second problem is in the rest of the sentence, 「諦めないのと同じ理由」. I think the と here is a quotation mark, as in saying “as for not giving up on a dialogue with Eren, it is for the same reason (as before, refers to previous text bubble)”. But then again, what would be the role of the の that comes before that と? I thought that maybe it could be an emphasis, but I’m not sure it’s logical to emphasize the sub-sentence which is then quoted by と and not emphasize the entire sentence. I also wondered if that のと might be a contracted version of のこと.
Any help would be appreciated.