Realism in art and literature is an attempt to describe human behavior and environment or to depict figures and objects realistically as they appear in life. Trials at realism have been attempted now and then throughout history in all the arts. The term is generally restricted to a movement that started in the middle of 19th century, to counter.
This section, the first part of a long exposition, opens up as a drama would, giving us the setting and the cast of characters. It is a very good example of the author's realistic treatment of the novel, done in a classic manner. We see the place in which the drama is to take place first from the outside, then from the inside. Finally, we get a.