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Every person has a journey that they must travel throughout their life to help discover themselves and the world around them In Maryse Condes I Tituba Black Witch of Salem the character Tituba has a journey that takes her from Barbados to Boston and back to Barbados At each stage of her journey she discovers something about herself and the society that she is in The first stage in Titubas journey is in Barbados where she learns the secrets of healing and magic Under Mama Yayas guidance Tituba is taught these mystical powers which play an important role in how she sees herself Tituba sees herself as a healer and wants to use her magical powers to help people She states I was born to heal not to frighten 12 Tituba does not seem to understand why people would be scared of her Tituba feels that she should be admired and revered not feared They should have greeted me with shouts of joy and welcome Tituba must be loved To think that I scared people 12 Tituba discovers that she is willing to give up her freedom in order to be with the man she wants She will have to live among white men again and that means they will govern her once more Tituba knows this is a weakness on her behalf but she cannot stop herself from wanting to be with John Indian Even though white men have cause her parents deaths she declares Despite all that I was considering living among white men again in their midst under their domination And all because of an uncontrollable desire for a mortal man Wasnt it madness 19 Tituba realizes that she is following her heart instead of her head but she is defenseless when it comes to her feeling for John IndianTituba finds that the society in Barbados is oppressive towards Blacks The majority of Blacks are slaves and forced to adapted to
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