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Tara Westover
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I didn’t understand why I was crying. I was alive. I would be fine. The angels had done their part. So why couldn’t I stop trembling?”
-- Tara (chapter 6 paragraph 7)

Importance: Tara easily accepts her father’s beliefs as a child, but they do not prepare her to deal with difficult emotions. Her knee injury and fall that happens at the junkyard is the result of her father’s direction and irresponsibility. She trusts him to keep her safe, but he makes a poor decision that puts his youngest daughter’s life in danger, harming her. Even still, he has the power to mitigate her danger and chooses not to do so. Tara is fearful and she attempted to comfort herself by believing in her guardian angels, but this simply is not enough. The belief cannot outweigh the trauma her father knowingly put her through. Yet at this age, Tara cannot see the...

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