What Role Does Tituba Play In The Crucible

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1. What is the character literally doing?
The character, Tituba has been accused of witchcraft and is now being questioned by mister Hale. Tituba is now the center of attention and is confused as to why Abigail has accused her. As she is being questioned, she is denying the accusations and gives her honest testimony saying that Abigail is the one who begged her to conjure the dead.
Tituba is also trying to convince the people in the scene that she is telling the truth and that Abigail is lying. However, nobody believes her. She looks at Abigail in shock and confusion because she does not understand why Abigail is accusing her of things she did not commit.
The character is also kneeling down and begging mister Hale not to hang her. At this point, she is desperate and will do anything to save her
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What is the essential action of what the character is doing in the scene The essential action of denying the accusation is to show honesty. She knows that Abigail is lying and wants to bring the truth to light. She also knows that if found to be a witch in Salem, she will be hanged. She wants to prevent this.
The essential action of trying to convince people in the scene that she is telling the truth is to show the people in the scene that Abigail is a liar and reduce her chances of getting in trouble
The essential action of kneeling down and begging mister Hale not to hang her is that Tituba wants to save her life. By kneeling down, Tituba shows that she is remorseful and shows submissiveness toward mister Hale. Tituba wants to appear as though she is helpless and that her life is in mister Hales who has the power to Hang Tituba. The essential action for confessing to witchcraft and to having seen the devil is so as to escape punishment. Tituba knows that if she does not confess, she will be hanged and therefore, she chooses to lie because she knows that the people in the scene want to hear her say that she is bewitched and that the devil is present in

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