What is Tituba's role in "The Crucible"?


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Tituba's role is the Reverend Parris’s slave in the 1953 play, "The Crucible." She has a small supporting role in Arthur Miller’s play, but she is the first person to be accused of witchcraft, and she was also the first to accuse others of witchcraft.

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Tituba comes from Barbados and practices what Puritans consider Black Magic, but she only practices her magic at the request of Abigail Williams. Before Tituba came to Massachusetts from Barbados, she never believed spell casting, singing and dancing were all considered evil because those practices were spiritual and common, having descended from her African roots. Tituba does admit her supposed sin, but readers never get to find out what happens to her in the play.

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