I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

by

Maryse Condé

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Goodwife Anne Putnam Character Analysis

As the wife of Thomas Putnam, one of the wealthiest men in all of Salem, Goodwife Putnam holds lots of social and political power within the village. Throughout the novel, she is shown to be gossipy and unkind; she also frequently claims to have visions of demons. In I, Tituba, as in history, Anne Putnam and her family are behind many of the most rancorous accusations in Salem. Tituba believes the Putnams were motivated in their rancor by a desire to settle some land disputes.
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Goodwife Anne Putnam Character Timeline in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

The timeline below shows where the character Goodwife Anne Putnam appears in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Chapter 12
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Tituba runs to the Putnam household, recalling that Goodwife Putnam often has visions of demons. Currently, her daughter Anne is having a fit in which... (full context)