I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

by

Maryse Condé

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Dr. Griggs Character Analysis

Dr. Griggs is a doctor in Salem who also bills himself as a witchcraft expert. Initially, he and Tituba often collaborate to heal various residents of the village. But after Tituba is accused, Griggs turns against her, despite having no tangible evidence to point to any wrongdoing. Griggs exemplifies the racism and the mob mentality that allows so many of Tituba’s neighbors to instantly accuse her.
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Dr. Griggs Character Timeline in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

The timeline below shows where the character Dr. Griggs appears in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Chapter 11
Slavery and Daily Life  Theme Icon
Nature as Knowledge Theme Icon
Parris tells Tituba that he has brought in a witchcraft specialist named Dr. Griggs to assess the situation—and that if Tituba is found guilty of magic, she will be... (full context)
Part 1: Chapter 12
Slavery and Daily Life  Theme Icon
Desire, Patriarchy and the Difficulty of Feminism Theme Icon
Though Dr. Griggs and Tituba had often worked together to help various residents of Salem, now he, too,... (full context)