A remote setting of "The Devil and Tom Walker" takes place dreary in a swamp.
An example of a tormented character is Tom Walker. Tom Walker is physically and verbally abused by his wife.
A lot of violent scenes occur in the story. One in particular is when Tom goes looking for his wife,but instead finds her apron with her heart and liver.
The devil, also known as Old Scratch, is a supernatural creature that is in the story.
Washington Irving uses a lot of details in the story to paint different pictures in your mind as you read the story. One that he vividly described is the image of the swamp with the trees chopped down.