I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem - Part 1, Chapters 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapters 9 and 10 Summary

Chapter 9 - Tituba narrates the Parrish household's arrival in Salem, in particular the inhospitable house (in which, she learns, two members of the previous families who lived there had died) and Parris's confrontations with the members of the community sent to welcome him. She also describes how, as the household settled in, Betsey and Abigail quickly made friends with a circle of girls their age, all of whom became fascinated with Tituba's stories of ritual, nature, and people who dealt with the devil. Eventually, when their questions about the devil (and about whether Tituba is a witch) become too uncomfortable, Tituba forbids all the girls from visiting. At the same time, her loneliness for Barbados becomes so intense that she uses a bowl of water on her windowsill as a focus for her imaginings of home (see "Quotes", p. 62). As the seasons change...

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