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Witchcraft-the power or practices of witches Websters New World Dictionary Witchcraft is a term which sprouts many different meanings As stated above it is attributed to witches But what is a witch Probably an evil haggish-like women who has signed a pact with the devil if we think of it in the English sense So witchcraft must be evil doings putting curses on people to make their life miserable using wicked spells to transform humans to frogs etc But does this hold true to everyones idea of what witchcraft is Peoples believes on the subject of witchcraft might differ between different cultures Such is the case in the tragic story I Tituba Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Conde Certain groups and individuals in the book have contradicting thoughts of witchery I can not describe the effect this unfortunate black cat had on the children as well as on Elizabeth and Samuel Samuel Parris seized his prayer book and began to recite a seemingly endless prayerpg 44 This is how sensitive the Puritans were Their fear of the Devil is so great it hindered them of pleasures and entertainments since these are also elements which they believed are inherited from the Satan thus making them sinful Becareful Tituba Dont let them dance Dont let them dancepg 48 Fearing Tituba would conduct a sin for the children Elizabeth Parris exclaimed her warning If they are so overwhelmed with the terror of Evil then what would their response be if they discovered his assistants the witches who signed a pact with the devil to help him bring hellish deeds among the people in return for promised benefits These ugly wicked ladies who hide in the daytime readying their caldron of boiling potion containing frogs bats mouse poison mushrooms etc for the night when they fly on broomsticks performing nasty spells claiming victims by curses and evil plagues Tituba the main character was identified
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