Sybil - Part Two: Becoming - Chapters 11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

Flora Rheta Schreiber
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Part Two: Becoming - Chapters 11 and 12 Summary and Analysis

Several of the selves emerge during sessions with Dr. Wilbur. Vicky explains that that they all share the same body. Mary, a matronly woman, who emerged after Sybil's grandmother dies, says that she is responsible for keeping the home going. Marcia and Vanessa are introduced; they inhabit Sybil simultaneously. Both emerged in Sybil's adolescence, with Marcia adopting the mindset of her parents, and Vanessa poking fun at the Dorsetts and Willow Corners.

Since Sybil was three and a half, the selves have been emerging as situations warranted, and they seem to not question it. The real Sybil is a shell that houses the rest of the selves, with Mary as the caretaker, and Vanessa and Marcia the physical manifestations of Sybil's id and super ego.

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