I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

by

Maryse Condé

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Sarah Goode Character Analysis

Sarah Goode is one of the poorest residents of Salem village, often begging for money and sleeping outside because she cannot afford a home. She is also the mother of little Dorcas Goode. Though initially Tituba feels sympathy for Goodwife Goode, that sympathy melts once—as soon they are placed in the same room—Sarah Goode begins to call Tituba a witch. Frustrated by this betrayal, Tituba ultimately accuses Sarah Goode of witchcraft in her trial.
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Sarah Goode Character Timeline in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

The timeline below shows where the character Sarah Goode 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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...people in league with the devil. As a joke, Tituba mentions the name of Sarah Goode, a local beggar; someone then asks about Sarah Osborne, a wealthy woman who is mocked... (full context)
Part 1: Chapter 12
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...front of her. All of the villagers take this young child seriously, except for Sarah Goode, who makes a joke out of it. (full context)
Part 2: Chapter 1
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...most seemingly vulnerable of the accusers to the ministers. They begin to accuse Tituba, Sarah Goode, and Sarah Osborne of witchcraft. (full context)
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Sarah Goode and Sarah Osborne are also arrested. While she is being chained, Goodwife Goode asks who... (full context)
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...and name names. When she finally arrives, she is put in the same cell as Goode and Osborne. Later that night, both women begin to fall into fits themselves, accusing Tituba... (full context)
Part 2: Chapter 2
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...to the villagers’ level. Still, both women agree that it is alright to accuse Sarah Goode and Sarah Osborne, as they each directly betrayed Tituba. (full context)
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...if she returns to Barbados, there will still be slavery. On February 29th, Tituba, Sarah Goode, and Sarah Osborne are released from prison to return to Salem for their trial. The... (full context)
Part 2: Chapter 3
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...children, even though the devil asked her to do so; instead, she insists that Sarah Goode and Sarah Osborne hurt the young girls. Tituba testifies that she was threatened by these... (full context)
Part 2: Chapter 5
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...aborted; she sings her old moonstone lament for them. Around the same time, Dorcas (Sarah Goode’s daughter) is placed in Tituba’s cell. When Dorcas asks Tituba where Sarah Goode is, Tituba... (full context)
Part 2: Chapter 6
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...shoddily built thatched shack. Tituba learns that Rebecca Nurse has been arrested, and that Sarah Goode is still alive. (full context)
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...has grown in Rebecca Nurse’s grave, for example, and the judge who had accused Sarah Goode has himself suddenly died. (full context)