Before Obama started law school, he went to Kenya to visit his father’s family. This was a life-changing trip for him—one he felt compelled to take in order to come to terms with his father’s death, to gain an understanding of his place in history and in his family’s history, and to gain an understanding of what he wants to achieve in his life. Clearly, this was a trip he had to take before he could move on with his life and continue his political career. Thus, I would say the trip to Kenya after his father died was the most memorable event in the book. It played a crucial role in helping Obama understand his dreams of his father and achieve some resolution from them. This is the trip where myth clashes with reality, where he is disillusioned about his father and must put his illusions in place.