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callaway04 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 20, 2008 at 9:57 AM via web

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What is the mood of chapter 2 of "A Tale of Two Cities"? What does the phrase "Recalled to Life" mean?

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jilllessa | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted August 20, 2008 at 1:51 PM (Answer #1)

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The mood of chapter 2 is dark and uncertain. It is late at night and the roads are muddy.  There is a mist rising and the coachman is filled with fear of robbers.  This mood of darkness and fear parallels the darkness of Dr. Manette's prison and the moral darkness of Revolutionary France.

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