Sybil - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Flora Rheta Schreiber
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Epilogue Summary and Analysis

The epilogue is made up of several excerpts from Sybil's letters to Flora.

Sybil has bought a house and is an Assistant Professor. Dr. Wilbur maintains her friendship with Sybil. Dr. Wilbur has treated six more cases of multiple personality, and has identified a common thread in all the cases. Each person came from a nuclear family that was restrictive, naive, and hysterical. The patient appears to formulate multiple selves as a mechanism for dealing with this harsh environment. Dr. Wilbur is able to integrate all of her subsequent patients.

The lasting effect that Sybil has is the knowledge that no matter how harsh one's environment can become, there are still ways of coping. While the large majority of people will consider Sybil ill, the reality is that her multiple personalities kept her healthy. Each person has multiple parts to their...

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