Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

What is the mood or feeling of Chapter 10?


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I think the mood is apprehensive and tense. The novel continues to move towards its climax as yet another crisis occurs when the bank calls in the note. Mama and Papa discuss their financial situation. They have enough for the June note on the land with only a couple of dollars left, though they will have to scrimp on food. Papa plans to sell the cow and calves and maybe the old sow to pay the July and August notes, and the cotton should pay for the September note. By the end of the chapter, a storm is brewing which foreshadows added tension to the mood.