The first few sections of Part 1 serve as exposition, or an introduction of the circumstances in which the story of Bix Rivers and his relationship with Jerome is being told. As such, they contain several important elements of foreshadowing. Among the most important is the reference to Bix's mother being in an insane asylum, which foreshadows both the appearance of his mother in Section 5 and later developments in the narrative, in which Bix's mother and the asylum both play a fundamental role. Other important elements of foreshadowing include the reference to Bix's caring for his glove, and the reference to the "spin light".
The Moves Make the Man