The main intention of Salman Rushdie in his essay “The New Empire within Britain” is to inform the readers about how immigrants are treated in British society. He wants to spread awareness about the discrimination people of color face.

Rushdie appeals to pathos by using personal stories to show the impact of institutional racism on people in the UK. He discusses Britain’s imperialist past using strong negative language and powerful visual images. Moreover, he directly addresses the receivers of his essay in several parts of the speech to make them understand the need for them to accept that racism is a white people’s problem and that they need to take steps to solve it. In this way, Rushdie’s secondary intention could be to motivate white British people to take responsibility for the ...

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