第一回 : Headline
The headline of the first chapter is already a major roadblock:
第一回 甄士隐梦幻识通灵 贾雨村风尘怀闺秀
First Chapter / Act (第一回):
I identified 2 proper names:
- 甄士隐 Zhēnshìyǐn
- 贾雨村 Jiǎyǔcūn
So here is my try:
1. part: 甄士隐 has a dream/vision about the afterworld (?); in a vision he experiences / connects with the afterlife
2. part: 贾雨村 lives an ordinary life / life of a peasant (风尘) but dreams of / longs for (怀) the society ladies (闺秀 guīxiù)
Any other suggestions? If not I will continue with the actual story in the coming days - maybe it is easier than its title...
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