The point of view is third-person omniscient. "Then I do not desire to have thee for a godfather," said the man.
The setting is old times where there were caves and castles. One of the settings is a cave in the end of the story. "There he saw how thousands and thousands of candles were burning in countless rows".
The theme of the story is you can't escape death. The main character is the godson of death and he ends up dying anyway because he tries to cheat death and then tries to escape his death at the end.