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What is the exposition of the story "By the Waters of Babylon"?
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The story's exposition is found in the details that the author uses to reveal where and when the story takes place. Based on the narrator's observations, the reader is able to infer that he is actually in New York City. For instance, he sees a statue of George Washington, but all he sees of the name is the "ASHING." He sees the subtreasury building, but all he sees of the name is "UBTREAS." He also sees the Biltmore Hotel, and remnants of modern technology such as hot and cold faucets. The reader is also able to infer that there has been a nuclear holocaust, based on the narrator's stories of a "Great Burning." This gradual revelation is the story's exposition.
Posted by mr-robitaille on May 20, 2009 at 3:36 AM (Answer #1)
the bombing of the city
Posted by jaguar174 on September 19, 2011 at 10:55 AM (Answer #2)
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