The Devil is The main antagonist of "Don Demonio's Mother-in-Law". The Devil is in two different scenarios. He was in the scenario where he tried to marry the protagonist, Tia Pía,'s daughter. He was then captured by her in a glass bottle and buried in a mountain. In the next scenario he and Ricardo were scheming about how he would marry the princess and he put her under a spell where she was in a coma. Ricardo then tried to heal her and the Devil said no. Ricardo then told the Devil that Tia Pía was coming home from Granada so he left Ricardo and the princess woke up. Through these selections you can see that the Devil is quite evil and an antagonist because "he proposed to bewitch the princess with a strange way that every doctor in the country would be called to cure her" (164) even though not one could.
Royalty is a motif that is apartant in this Fairy Tale. Royalty is aparant because there is a king in the time in Spain. The evidence is given by Ricardo wanting to marry a princess and without royalty there would be no princess for Ricardo to marry. "Her gray eyes opened to look, first with wonder then with shy approval" (165), then she married him.
A magical type system is used in this Fairy Tale because of the Devil being the antagonist. The holiness is used because of many different biblical references and the fact that the Devil is subject to the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religions. When Ricardo found the bottle in the mountain "a voice-answered from the bottle" (163) indicating supernatural powers such as the devil's.
It is quite prevelent the role that the Geography and Culture tie into the Fairy Tale. For example, most of the story takes place in Granada a real city and the climate and geography are very true to how it actually is. Christianity, undebatabaly the most infulential religion in Spain, is the center point for the entire story. The mountains are described as surrounded by sierras as they are in real life. The story also includes parts about the very hot and warm climate. With the given information it is quite hard do denounce this Fairy Tale's relation to the country.