The more gifted and talkative one's characters are, the greater the chances of their resembling the author in tone or tint of mind.
Levi is one of the best authors I've ever read. It's hard not to have an immediate personal response to his work. He has such a quiet tone.
Use description of landscape to help you establish the emotional tone of the scene. Keep notes of how other authors establish mood and foreshadow events by describing the world around the character.
We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.