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Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Narrative Function of Chapter 1

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What is the major narrative function of Chapter 1?

A

It provides the frame for the story of Janie's life, which she proceeds to tell to Phoeby.

B

It introduces the reader to the two main characters of the novel, Janie and Phoeby.

C

It illustrates the primary function of the setting of the novel as an oppressive force.

D

It sets up the major conflict of the novel, the struggle between Janie and the other townspeople.

E

It sets up the contrast between characters who are meant to be foils for one another.