A Tale of Two Cities

What tone does Dickens achieve at the beginning of chapter 7 the second book? How does he acheive it?

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Dickens opens Book 2 with amusement; he takes an ironic look at the Monseigneur and his luxurious lifestyle, making fun of him without even a hint of condemnation. The tone is purely ironic, although you might use the word humorous.