Close Reading Starter 3 – Understanding (own words)

Starter 3: Understanding of ideas (own words)

The English middle classes are rarely more hypocritical than when waxing indignant about “the threat to the countryside”. What anguishes them usually turns out to be the threat to their own pleasure or to the value of their property.

Q. By referring to the lines above, explain in your own words why the writer believes that the English middle classes are being “hypocritical”. (2) U