Reflection On Feminism

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Throughout this semester, we have been reading a variety of different books that cover a wide variety of topics ranging from religious freedom to the stories of those who are affected by war. For my paper, I chose to focus on the topic of how feminism is different in the non-Western world compared to those who live in the Western world. I chose to focus on the books, I, Tituba Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Conde and the book The River Between by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong 'o. For the first book, I focused on the book, I, Tituba Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Conde. The main character in this book, Tituba, faced a lot of events that tests her perseverance and even causes her to change her lifestyle to ensure that she was able to survive her ever changing surroundings. Tituba was born into slavery, but was able to get out of slavery when she was young due to the death of her master. She then went and created her own life for herself in the forest where she had her own garden and her own animals that she used to feed herself. Then one day Tituba met John Indian. John was a slave whose owner lived a few towns over. As Tituba and John started to talk more and more, Tituba started to fall in love with him. Then, one day, John asked Tituba a question that would change her life forever. John asked Tituba to live with him on the plantation where he was a slave. When John said, “Tituba, don’t you want me?” (Conde 18). This question caused Tituba to choose between her love for John or her
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