I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

by

Maryse Condé

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Mary Sibley is a working-class resident of Salem. She is the first to greet Tituba and the Parris family upon their arrival, and she epitomizes the kind of casual racism and paranoia that Tituba will encounter for the rest of her time in New England. Like many other Puritans in the town, Goodwife Sibley wants Tituba to use her powers for cruelty. Later, Sibley herself comes under suspicion as a witch.
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Mary Sibley Character Timeline in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

The timeline below shows where the character Mary Sibley 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
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An older woman named Mary Sibley greets them on behalf of the congregation. Goodwife Sibley is surprised to learn that Parris... (full context)
Part 1: Chapter 11
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...from someone she is so attached to. As she tries to recover, she runs into Goodwife Sibley , who at first offers support. Like Goodwife Nurse, however, Goodwife Sibley then encourages Tituba... (full context)
Part 1: Chapter 12
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Parris again threatens Tituba with hanging, and she tells him to accuse Mary Sibley , not her; she then reflects that “I had begun to behave like an animal... (full context)