I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem Setting & Symbolism

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Barbados

This Caribbean island is the setting for the first and last parts of the novel, the homeland into which Tituba is born, in which she dies, and with which she feels a profound spiritual connection throughout her life and even beyond the point of her death.

The Darnell Plantation

This is Tituba's home for the first years of her life, the setting for her initial discovery of love (at the hands of her adoptive father, Yao) and for her traumatizing, simultaneous discoveries (triggered by her mother's execution by hanging) of death and the power of white Christianity.

Tituba's Cabin

Following the deaths of her parents and of Mama Yaya (her spiritual parent), Tituba moves to an isolated part of the Darnell plantation near a river and builds herself a small cabin. She plants a garden where she can grow her healing herbs, builds a home for some...

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