Why did Art Spiegelman include himself in the very beginning of Maus?

Why the novel start with Art going to his father? I need the answer of this question before the 10th of June,I hope your answer will help me. Thank you!

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Art is the primary protagonist who will explore the other protagonist Vladek (Art's father). Art is a reliable protagonist who can give context into Vladek's life. Spiegelman is able to ground the reader in the present to equip us to better interpret Vladek's memories of the past.