I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

by

Maryse Condé

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Rebecca Nurse Character Analysis

Rebecca Nurse is one of the most widely beloved residents of Salem village, until she is charged with witchcraft and executed. Though she is usually kinder to Tituba than some of the other villagers, she, too, believes that Tituba is capable of evil magic—and she, too, tries to use this evil magic to her own ends.
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Rebecca Nurse Character Timeline in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

The timeline below shows where the character Rebecca Nurse appears in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Chapter 10
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On her way home, she passes Goodwife Rebecca Nurse , a kindly older woman. At first, Goodwife Nurse seems to want simply to chat—but... (full context)
Part 1: Chapter 11
Surviving vs. Enduring Theme Icon
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...she tries to recover, she runs into Goodwife Sibley, who at first offers support. Like Goodwife Nurse , however, Goodwife Sibley then encourages Tituba to use evil magic against her enemies. When... (full context)
Part 2: Chapter 4
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Desire, Patriarchy and the Difficulty of Feminism Theme Icon
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From Elizabeth, Tituba learns that even Rebecca Nurse —one of the most respected villagers in the entire parish—has been accused by Abigail and... (full context)
Part 2: Chapter 6
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Desire, Patriarchy and the Difficulty of Feminism Theme Icon
...of the accused children are housed in a shoddily built thatched shack. Tituba learns that Rebecca Nurse has been arrested, and that Sarah Goode is still alive. (full context)
Surviving vs. Enduring Theme Icon
...that vindicate the accused women who have been executed: a sweet-smelling rose has grown in Rebecca Nurse ’s grave, for example, and the judge who had accused Sarah Goode has himself suddenly... (full context)