The townspeople appreciate the supernatural. Instead of accepting such miracles as proof that the spiritual is at work in their lives, the townspeople dwell uncommon character of the angel's magic. They refer to his acts as "consolation miracles." One example is that the rain had been going on non- stop for 3 days. It all stopped when the angel fell into the courtyard. The crabs were gone and the well- being of Pelayo's child was restored. Even after the angel had been locked up in the chicken-coop, miracles continued to occur as a sign of the angel's presence. Showcasing the angel to the whole town, Pelayo and Elisenda made a fortune. After everyone had lost interest in the angel, Pelayo and Elisenda had built a mansion. A blind man fails to regain his vision but instead sprouts new teeth.
The story contains a brief yet elegant view of human nature as predatory, unspiritual and thoughtless. Not only do the characters possess little logic or knowledge, they do not have the smallest of compassion for the angel, or someone whom they perceive as different. This story, however, presents more than a negative view of humanity. It also reflects a profound challenge. By pointing out several flaws in human nature, the author suggest ways in which mankind should better itself.