The Story takes place in the early twentieth/at the beginning of the twentieth century in Chicago and in this sscene we see Joe Crown who belongs to a German family of immigrants and his daughterwho is twenty - five years old / and his twenty -year- old daughter .
Fritzi's father is stunned when hhs daughter breaks the news to him but even if he disaprooves with her decision , she willnot/won't change her mind.
When Fritzi announces that she is going to NY , her father imagines that she is going to shop , he expects /wants her daughter to conform to a conventional role
Isshe can't know if she can succeed in NY , she will hate herself the rest of her life.
Fritzi a twenty five year old lady , is breaking the news to her father that she has decided to leave Chicagoin order to be an actress in a theater . Astonished , stunned , her father disapproves / objects to her plans. He turns pale and bangs the door shut because he does not understand his daughter. He isas severe , as strict , as adamant as a soldier.
Wide = broad (large)
Narrow = étroit
narrow-minded = étroit d'esprit.
beneath = under
panic stricken = frappé depanique
Somewhere in the west , dying daylight broke out beneath clouds .
------> At the end of the day , the light of the sun appeared through / came through the clouds.
Now there are fewer cloudsin the sky .
Striking the office window and painting it red > the setting/dying sun paint the window red .
Carl and Fritzi are not on an equal footing (pied d'égalité)
Old-fashioned >>fashionable (à la mode)
New york is a filthy (immonde), wretched (abominable), dangerous city .
Not safe = unsafe.
Humeur = mood
front = forehead
se plisser = to wrinkle
sang = bloodjoue = cheek
bien écarté = wide apart
célibataire = single
inflexible = adamant
découvrir = find out
répliquer = replied
attentioné = carefully
Underrate yourself = se sous estimer...
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