I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

by

Maryse Condé

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I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem: Part 2: Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Tituba reflects on how happy she was for her few months with Benjamin: “we used to pitch and plunge like a drunken boat on a choppy sea.” Hester would be angry at her for caring so much about a man, but Tituba cannot help feeling that Benjamin’s weakness makes her desire him.  
Fascinatingly, it is the very fact that Benjamin is non-threatening—that he is gentle and approachable, much as Yao was—that makes Tituba desire him. Tituba is thus also beginning to formulate a feminism that leaves room for men (or at least some men), in contrast to Hester’s beliefs.
Themes
Desire, Patriarchy and the Difficulty of Feminism Theme Icon