The writer uses two women to show the readers how people whodo not speak dominant languages like English, or Spanish struggle to survive inthis country. The main purpose for this article is to inform the audience andto maybe trigger them to do something. There are those who still need help thatcannot help themselves. For example, the two women from the article are alsoilliterate. Which is another problem that they have to face, is that theycannot communicate with other people who do not speak their indigenouslanguage. In the article the writer shows how most of the indigenous people becomedependable on other people.
They cannot go out by themselves because they have fearand insecurities. Unless they know Spanish or English, they always take someonewith to go shopping for clothes, groceries, doctor appointments, and other. KirkSemple mentions another struggle that the immigrants go through is “to get othersto recognize that they are somehow different from the Latin Americans who speakSpanish”. In Latin America the most dominant language is Spanish, but there areother groups who do not speak the language. The writer is showing the audience thestruggles that the immigrants faces, and that readers can’t always assume that thosewho come from Latin countries speak only Spanish, there could be people that speakother languages that are not Spanish.In an article, “ImmigrantsWho Speak Indigenous Language Encounter Isolation”, by Kirk Semple explainsabout the struggles of people who speak Indigenous languages go through.
The writeruses two women who speak an indigenous language to show how their struggles becausethey do not speak Spanish or English. Most of those Indigenous people are illiteratewhich will become a problem for them. Those who do not speak the dominantlanguages like English, and Spanish will find it hard to survive in New YorkCity. This makes it hard for them to seek any help, go out on the streets, andget a job.