Father’s Motivation in Cisneros’ “American Dirt”

Discuss the character of Father from Cisneros’ novel “American Dirt.”

In Cisneros’ “American Dirt,” the character of Father ostensibly goes out to buy shoes, but that’s not really what motivates him. What is he really getting out of this shopping trip that transcends mere commerce, and, relatedly, what does the narrator get or learn from the experience herself? Make sure you have a single, clearly stated answer to this question and that your answer is supported by examples from the text.