What are the turning points in Tara's journey towards thinking independently and asserting herself?

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One important event was her brother Tyler’s break from the family over the idea of higher education. Tyler decided to go to college, an idea that their parents sternly opposed. Tara had not previously contemplated the idea that any of the siblings would seriously break away and strike out on their own. Tyler’s courage of his convictions provided the necessary impetus toward thinking independently, as well as offering...

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