What is the exposition found in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice?
The exposition of a plot is the moment when the characters and the situation are introduced. It's also the moment when all background information is given about the characters. More specifically, the details are given through the author's discussion rather than through the narration of the story. Jane Austen actually mingles exposition with story narration. Her expositions can be found in Chapters 1 through 5, but they are small paragraphs either preceded by or followed by story narration.
For example, Austen opens her first chapter with the narrator's witticism, but then continues to use dialogue between Mr....
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.......The action takes place in England between the fall of 1811 and the Christmas season of 1812 in the counties of Hertfordshire, Derbyshire, Kent, and Sussex and in the city of London.