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14:02 Jan 11, 2008
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:cast a critical eye
I turn back to my drawing and cast a critical eye. There is not much my limited skill can do to improve it, so instead I take Jack’s towel, fold it in half, and hang in on the towel rod.
From what says in the text you have added Shirley, it seems clear that she has been drawing a picture of Carolyn in the mirror. However, "cast a critical eye" refers to the drawing in the mirror not to Carolyn herself.
“It’s Carolyn,” I say.
He holds the phone in one hand and his towel in the other. I stay in the bathroom and draw a picture in the condensation on the mirror while I listen to his side of the conversation.
“Hey,” Jack says.
I can hear her voice, shrill and angry, but I cannot make out the words. I draw a circle, two eyes, a nose, and an angry frown. Then I draw squiggles for hair standing straight up on top of the stick-figure’s head. I try to draw a stethoscope, but it doesn’t come off right.
I look at Jack. “I forgot my umbrella.” I whisper.
I'd like to add the above paragraphs and I wonder if it means to draw a critical eye of Carolyn.