Tituba Essays

  • Criticism And Mccarthyism In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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    Arthur Miller constructs his play upon the famous Salem witch trails. Miller's Crucible was written in the early 1950s. Miller wrote his drama during the brief reign of the American senator Joseph McCarthy whose bitter criticized anti- communism sparkled the need for the United States to be a dramatic anti- communist society during the early tense years of the cold war. By orders from McCarthy himself, committees of the Congress commenced highly controversial investigations against communists in

  • Religion In Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

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    “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life” (Buddha). Throughout different time periods religion has impacted the society in which people live. Religion has and continues to dictate the rules citizens have to follow in all areas, especially social, educational, and political. Religion influences morals, values, and people’s identities. Many people turn to religion for not just spiritual answers, but for guidance and help in everyday life. Religion also affects

  • Catching Fire Analysis

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    Symbolism is a notable feature in Catching Fire. Through symbolism , Suzanne Collins manages to paint Katniss as the ultimate embodiment of rebellion through transferring her into a mockingjay . " A mockingjay is a creature the Capitol never intended to exist"(92), as it is a result of the Capitol's usage of the japperjays which were sent to spy on the rebels. However, the japperjays failed in their mission so the Capitol left them to die ,but they managed to survive through mating to female mockingbirds

  • Candide Satire Analysis

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    Satire in the 18th Century The 18th century called for monumental social and economic change. Societal ways were changing and the overall beliefs of Europe was making a huge shift. In Voltaire’s Candide, as well as “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathon Swift, satire is used to critique the ways of society and allude to a better idea in turn. Candide is a philosophical tale testing Alexander Pope’s idea of “Philosophical Optimism.” The term philosophical optimism is the belief that all things are how

  • Scarlet Letter: Radical Responses

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    Radical Responses The human desire to fight for rights is unavoidable. History has proven that people will always fight against a societal practice they deem unjust as shown during the abolition and suffrage movements. Although Hawthorne opposed abolitionists and feminists because he believed they would cause too much conflict and violence, he acknowledged that slavery was wrong and realized these movements were unstoppable. Nathaniel Hawthorne addresses the consequences of radical change in his

  • The Crucible Tituba Analysis

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    first to be accused by Abigail and Parris was Tituba. Tituba, a slave didn't have much say and certainly no social status, an easy target. Abigail blamed Tituba on multiple occasions for others actions and became Abigail's personal scapegoat. Tituba initially denied having any involvement in witchcraft, but was eventually beaten by the brutal Samuel Parris. Seeking the truth, Parris’ lashings provoked an emotional confession from a remorseful slave. Tituba conceded her involvement in rituals, however

  • The Role Of Tituba In The Crucible

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    much to blame as her. Tituba is to blame for the Salem witchcraft. “To Tituba! What may Tituba-? Tituba knows how to speak to the dead, Mr. Parris” (page 1095). Tituba would get the girls together and dance while she sang in her language to talk to the dead. “Tituba, shocked and angry: Abby! Abigail: She makes me drink blood!” (page 1109) Making the girls drink blood was known as a sacrifice for the devil. “I don’t know, sir, but the devil got him numerous witches.” (1109) Tituba confesses that the

  • How Is Tituba Guilty In The Crucible

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    Salem in Aurthur Miller's play The Crucible? Tituba was the cause of the witchcraft because she was the one who first admitted to committing witchery. There were over two hundred people accused of witchery, twenty people were hanged. One person was truly guilty of the hangings and witch trials. I believe that they should keep Tituba in prison and pray for her, until they know that she is holy again or at least until she stops doing witchcraft. Tituba was the person who was behind the girls doing

  • The Crucible Tituba Character Analysis

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    In Arthur Miller’s play, “The Crucible,” Tituba is the African-American slave of Reverend Parris. She was originally from Barbados, and many of her customs and culture she carried over from her homeland are foreign to the villagers in Salem who believe she practices what they call “black magic.” After being coerced into performing this “black magic” in the woods one night for Abigail and a group of other girls (including Mercy Lewis, who was sent by Mrs. Putnam in vain hope of communicating with

  • Mary Easty And Tituba Analysis

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    Life has changed so much since the times of witch trials that it is difficult to believe they are real. The writings of Mary Easty and Tituba are hard for me to take seriously because the stories and claims seem so outrageous to me. I found myself wondering how modern court trails, judges, and lawyers would handle these claims. I also wonder why some people volunteered as being guilty of witchcraft or even entertained the idea of being somehow involved in witchcraft. Tituba’s story really made me

  • Relationship Between Abigail And Tituba In The Crucible

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    Salem believed witchcraft existed. There are two characters that could have stopped the hysteria. Abigail and Tituba could have taken different steps that would have ceased the existence of the tragedies. Parris’s niece Abigail is one of the main characters that could have ended the hysteria. She should have told the truth in the beginning and shouldn’t have put all the blame on Tituba. But, instead she decided to tell the other girls to lie and say that they only danced. Abigail tells the girls

  • How Did Tituba Salem Witch Trial

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    the Reverend Paris said he would pay the fee to get Tituba out of prison. Colony rules stated that even when someone is found innocent, you still must pay for the resources used while you were in jail. The expenses included an imprisonment fee and the cost to feed them as well. They could not be released unless these fees were paid for. Samuel Paris was from Danvers, Massachusetts owned the slave Tituba Indian. Researchers are unsure of where Tituba came from, but they suggest her origins are South

  • 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

  • The Crucible Abigail Williams To Blame Analysis

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    In The Crucible, there could be many suspects to blame for the innocent deaths that happened in Salem. Proctor could be blamed for the innocent deaths because he lied about his affair with Abigail. Speaking of Abigail... in my opinion Abigail Williams is the one to blame for the innocent deaths because of the lies she told, the accusations she made, and the affair she had with John Proctor. Abigail Williams told many, many lies in The Crucible. The reason the witch trials began in the first place

  • Tituba's Manipulation In The Crucible

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    Tituba, the slave of Reverend Parris, is the first to admit to dancing with the devil. Based on the background knowledge of the time, slaves were not considered part of the class system, so she was not valued as a community member. Tituba is conscious that she is in danger, “she is also very frightened because her slave sense has warned her that, as always, trouble in this house eventually lands on her back” (Miller, pg. 6). Tituba attempts to tell the truth about Abigail when she says, “You beg

  • The Role Of Abigail In The Crucible

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    All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam’s dead sister. And that is all. And mark this. Let either

  • The Power Of Power In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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    children, and race, therefore obtaining power proves to be a challenge for many. While Tituba lacks power due to her gender, race, and indentured servitude, she ultimately achieves power by maintaining an alleged alliance with the devil and through pursuing accusations of witchcraft. To begin with, Tituba gains power by instilling fear in the city. During the beginning of the act, the Puritans regard Tituba as powerless and defenseless because of societies racial perceptions. Upon first mention

  • Causes Of The Salem Witch Trials

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    by the name of Tituba. Tituba was a slave to a man by the name of Reverend Samuel Parris. The two other women went by the names of Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne. To my knowledge, Tituba seemed to be the main cause to the witchcraft assumptions. I believed that Tituba started most of the assumptions in the result of, she would take her master’s daughter and niece (Betty Parris and Abigail Williams), out to the woods. Furthermore, when she would take the girls out to the woods, Tituba would tell stories

  • Reflection On Feminism

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    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

  • Abigail Williams Influence In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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    Abigail Williams uses those lies to gain influence over other people. Two of the people who Abigail has the greatest influence over are Elizabeth Proctor and Tituba. The first person who Abigail has the greatest influence over is Elizabeth Proctor. One reason why Abigail has great influence