How does the conflict between the narrator and her father develop the plot in the story “Daughter of Invention” by Julia Alverez?

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"Daughter of Invention" focuses on the relationship between a daughter and her mother. The first mentions of the child's father are in passing: the girls, with our narrator as their spokesperson, ask their mother to convince their father to allow them to go places, rather than asking him directly; he doesn't want the girls to become Americans. It's not until more than two pages in that it becomes clear that he's a doctor, and while they're successful now, in Brooklyn,...

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