Educated: A Memoir - Chapters 9 – 12 Summary & Analysis

Tara Westover
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The family prepared for Y2K in Chapter 9, “Perfect in His Generations.” Tara experienced a drastically different social experience at the Worm Creek Opera House, where she would play Annie, the leading role. She felt uncomfortable socializing with her peers from town. Her dad forgot about his obsessions when he was excited about Tara’s performances, and despite his distrust of the town’s theater, he supported her participation there. He constantly gave his opinion, so when she contracted a sore throat, he suggested she open her mouth outside for half an hour each day so the sun could heal her tonsils. Tara developed a crush on Charles, a frequenter of theater rehearsals, but after seeing her father’s fifty-caliber rifle, she felt divided from the townspeople (89). They continued to prepare for Y2K when her father bought a television. She sat with him...

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