The Beautiful Side of Evil Setting & Symbolism

Johanna Michaelsen
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Mexico

This is the author's home country, its rich and complicated spiritual history serving as a colorful backdrop for the author's questing encounters with both God and Satan.

The Author's Home

The house where the author's family lived (in Cuernavaca, Mexico) is the setting for many important confrontations - between the author and her family, between the author and her beliefs, and between the author and what she refers to as the demons that seem determined to influence those beliefs (one in particular - see Chapter 3).

Pachita's Home

Pachita's home in Mexico City is where she and Hermanito (the spirit that possesses her - see "Important People") perform their operations. The author describes it as dirty, cluttered, crowded, and essentially unsanitary, an unlikely setting for the miracles that apparently take place there. A reader may well be justified in wondering whether the author's portrayal of this house, like...

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