Tituba's Confession In The Crucible '

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To begin, it is a popular belief that Tituba, a slave in the story, was justified in her confession to witchcraft in order to save her own life. After the girls of Salem peg Tituba as the culprit for corrupting their souls and torturing them, she is interrogated and accused by characters such as the esteemed Reverend Hale and town’s Reverend, Mr. Parris. Finally, Parris exclaims, “ You will confess yourself or I will take you out and whip you to your death, Tituba!” (1.941-942). Tituba instantly confesses, and saves herself from a terrible death. In this situation, it is believed that few would uphold their truth, and rightfully so, for their life is on the line. Although this may be true, by confessing, Tituba unknowingly starts a whirlwind
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