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Why did Tituba finally confess to talking to the Devil in Miller's "The Crucible"?

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Tituba finally "confesses" to talking to the devil at the end of Act 1 after she is repeatedly accused of doing so.  She is subjected to a barrage of questions by Rev. Hale and Mr. Parris.  She finally confesses because perhaps she realized that to confess would save her life.  She is uneducated and superstitious, so maybe it was out of fear for her life.  Mr. Parris tells her that if she doesn't confess, he will whip her to death. then Putnam immediately says that Tituba must be hanged.  It's at that point that Tituba...

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