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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

You may want to think about the impossible dualities that enslaved women, and women accused of witchcraft, faced. Tituba's experience as an enslaved black woman accused of witchcraft places her in...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2019 5:18 pm UTC

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

Tituba was a real person who became the hero of Maryse Condé's work of historical fiction, I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem. She was a slave from Barbados who was purchased by a man named Samuel...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2018 10:24 pm UTC

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

Racism, sexism and religion are all major themes in Maryse Condé's I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem. Even the title, stigmatising Tituba as a "black witch" in the town famous above all for its 1692...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2019 5:38 pm UTC

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

One literary device that comes to mind is allusion. In her novel, Maryse Condé directly alludes to a famous literary character, Hester Prynne. In case you don’t know, Hester is the main character...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2020 6:34 pm UTC

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

Christopher does not truly love Tituba. He only wants to use her magic powers to make him invincible. He sleeps with her, treating her like he has treated so many women before. To Christopher,...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2017 8:31 pm UTC

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

There could be several potential answers to such a question. I would say that the mere title could be a good indication of the primary motivation of the author. Tituba gets a fairly rough rap...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2010 9:40 am UTC

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

Maryse Condé’s novel is a fictional treatment of a real-life person who also appears as a character in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. The author emphasizes the strong impact that the British...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2020 10:36 pm UTC

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

I agree that this is an interesting topic, and I might caution the labeling of women in this society as either "hyper-sexualized" or "cold" because the terms can have negative connotations, and I...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2016 6:52 pm UTC

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

Writing a scholarly essay is a bit different than writing a regular essay. For starters, you should be able to define and briefly and creatively explain the reason why you're writing your essay....

Latest answer posted May 10, 2021 9:37 am UTC

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

In many ways, Tituba’s encounter with John Indian teaches her many of the moral lessons that follow her throughout the remainder of the story. Prior to meeting John, Tituba lived in the forest in a...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2020 10:05 pm UTC

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

Seventeenth-century Europe and America maintained societies that were governed by an oppressive set of patriarchal norms. In Condé’s story, we can see the abuses of patriarchy manifest in a number...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2020 10:24 pm UTC

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

Since this is a work of fiction (albeit based on the story of a real character), the only way we could definitively find out why Maryse Conde decides to have Tituba leave her home to be with John...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2020 7:26 pm UTC

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