My first two chapters set the stage for the disparity between the caste of people (rich/powerful and poor/losing social power). This disparity becomes a driving force for my protagonist and the reason I open with it. Chapter 1 sets a short term problem (spanning a number of chapters, with lasting effects on the novel), chapter 2 resolves a short term problem started in chapter 1. In that time, I used more dialog and action to show the setting. Now I need to use narration to further the world building in chapter 3. World building that demonstrates the physical changes to that has happened to the Earth, over the last two hundred years. (Changes that aren’t earth shattering, but important so that they do not need to break up the action of later chapters)
“Don Quixote” by Cervantes is a parody of Romance narratives that dealt with the adventures of a valiant knight. Unlike serious Romances, in “Don Quixote” the narrative takes a comical turn. We laugh at how the Quixote was bestowed a knighthood in his battle with the giants [windmills]. We enjoy how the knight helps the Christian king against the army of a Moorish monarch [herd of sheep]. These and the rest of the incidents of the novel are written in the style of Spanish romances of the 16th century to mock the idealism of knights in the contemporary romances.