In The Crucible, how does Tituba react to Betty's illness?

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amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Tituba has a lot of common sense and much knowledge of the medicinal benefits of herbs, etc.  She is not overly concerned with Betty's inability to wake until the word "witchcraft" comes up.  Like Abigail, Tituba believes that Betty has just been stressed and scared at being caught in the woods by her father when they were participating in the dancing, etc. which all the girls knew was considered wrong in the eyes of their society.  This is especially true since Betty's father is the minister in the community, and she knew getting caught would definitely mean severe punishment.