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What is the major narrative function of Chapter 1?
It provides the frame for the story of Janie's life, which she proceeds to tell to Phoeby.
It introduces the reader to the two main characters of the novel, Janie and Phoeby.
It illustrates the primary function of the setting of the novel as an oppressive force.
It sets up the major conflict of the novel, the struggle between Janie and the other townspeople.
It sets up the contrast between characters who are meant to be foils for one another.