No matter who they are, nobody should be treated like an animal, whether they deserve it or not.
"Pelayo watched over him all afternoon from the kitchen, armed with his bailiff's club, and before going to bed he dragged him out of the mud and locked him up with the hens in the wire chicken coop.
"But when they went out into the courtyard with the first light of dawn, they found the whole neighborhood in front of the chicken coop having fun with the angel, without the slightest reverence, tossing him things to eat through the openings in the wire as if he weren't a supernatural character but a circus animal"
"He spent time trying to get comfortable in his borrowed nest, befuddled by the hellish heat of the oil lamps and sacramental candles that has been placed along the wire."
"Pelayo threw a blanket over him and extended him the charity of letting him sleep in the shed, and only then did he notice that he had a temperature at night, and was delirious with the tongue twisters of an old Norwegian
Pelayo had took the man to the chicken coo, and left him there, this event contributes to the theme, because Pelayo doesn't know what to do with the old man, so he puts him with the animals.People was at the chicken coop the next day throwing things at the angel, trying to feed him and this event contributes to the theme, because the people from the neighborhood was treating the angle like a circus animal.Even though the angel was being treated like he was under all the people in the neighborhood, he still tried to make best of the situation.Pelayo tried to help the angel out, and give him a blanket, to help him from being cold, and/or getting sick.