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How do you pronounce the name "Tituba" in The Crucible?

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carolynhanes | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 8, 2007 at 12:21 PM via web

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How do you pronounce the name "Tituba" in The Crucible?

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arjun | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted October 8, 2007 at 6:07 PM (Answer #2)

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It is pronounced Tit uba but informally is pronounced tit Chu ba.I think it will help u a lot!

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steff93 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 16, 2008 at 6:31 AM (Answer #3)

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Tit - too - ba :)

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steff93 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 16, 2008 at 6:32 AM (Answer #4)

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Wait: "ti - too - buh" yeah.

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 21, 2011 at 1:24 AM (Answer #5)

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Let us remember that Tituba is the name of the slave who is originally from Barbados and has ben taken to Salem to work. She has also brought with her knowledge of magic and charms, and she uses this knowledge to gain something of a following among the girls of Salem who want to know how to cast magic charms to ensure they gain the men they want to marry and the children that they desire.

The name Tituba, given this background, is most likely to be pronounced in the following way: Ti--too--bah," with the stress on the second syllable. Of course, we cannot be completely sure that it would have been pronounced this way, but this form of pronunciation makes the most sense.

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