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In what ways do Tituba's other relationships echo her relationship with John Indian - specifically, in the way they begin with love, become a source of support and comfort, and end up being corrupted by outside influences such as faith, money, or power? Discuss the specific ways in which the transformation of her relationship with John is echoed in other transformations in other relationships.

Discuss John Indian's frequent comment to Tituba that a slave's first duty is to survive. Is that not true of any human being, not just slaves? Do you believe that survival should continue at any cost (morally, sexually, personally, politically, spiritually)? Why or why not? Is life worth living on its own merits, even if it is under the yoke of some kind of oppression? Or is a free life the only life worth living?

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