Tone in A Tale of Two Cities

Tone Examples in A Tale of Two Cities:

"All the air around was so thick and dark..."   (Book the Third: The Track of a Storm - Chapter VII)

The Victorians believed that sickness, as well as general moral corruption, could be transmitted via fog, mist, or clouds. Dickens often uses mist or clouds to foreshadow an impending disaster—in this case, violence and death—and convey a tone of anxiety and apprehension.