I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

by

Maryse Condé

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Elizabeth Proctor Character Analysis

Elizabeth Proctor is the kind, quiet wife of John Proctor; though she is a minor character in I, Tituba, she is a major character (and the moral center) in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. She volunteers to take Dorcas Goode in when her mother Sarah Goode is jailed. Though Abigail tries to accuse Elizabeth of witchcraft, Tituba defends her.
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Elizabeth Proctor Character Timeline in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

The timeline below shows where the character Elizabeth Proctor appears in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Chapter 9
Slavery and Daily Life  Theme Icon
Desire, Patriarchy and the Difficulty of Feminism Theme Icon
...is mocked because of a sexual incident in her past. Abigail presses Tituba to name Elizabeth Proctor , but Tituba will not. (full context)
Part 1: Chapter 12
Slavery and Daily Life  Theme Icon
Archival History vs. Memory Theme Icon
...one, the women of the town begin to accuse Tituba of witchcraft; only the mild-mannered Elizabeth Proctor stands up for her. When Tituba responds to the accusations with a taunt of her... (full context)