By chapter 22 of Educated, Westover writes that her life was often “narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.” What is the significance of this realization?
In Educated, Tara Westover's finding her own voice represents the ability to finally see past the overwhelming influence of the rest of the Westover family. This is what allows her to hone in on her own needs and motivations for the first time and to build a life for herself outside their influence. In what ways can readers relate?