Nothing is as perfect as it looks. Deep down many people know that it is true, but nevertheless, everybody can get sorely tempted to believe that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

This proverb expresses the idea that other people’s situation always seems better than one’s own.

Booth mentions that he has “lived in Denmark - on and off - for about a decade” and that his wife is Danish, which make him a reliable source when it comes to describing the actual life in Denmark.

In other words, Michael Booth presents himself as an expert, which makes him qualified for shedding “a little light Beyond the Wall” of the Danish facade.

In general, the language and all its opportunities for expression are used to strengthen the argumentation.