Sybil Characters

Flora Rheta Schreiber
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Sybil Isabel Dorsett

Sybil Isabel Dorsett is really just a shell of a person after the age of three and a half. For the first three years of her life Sybil is forced to fight against her mother's torturous love. Unable to maintain her strength any longer, Sybil begins to fracture into several other selves, all who defend Sybil from the horrors of her life. In all, Sybil develops fifteen multiple personalities, two of which are male.

Sybil's selves range in age from three and a half years old to mid-twenties, although Sybil is in her thirties when she begins treatment with Dr. Wilbur. Each self is a distinct individual who has emerged at a time when Sybil was unable to cope with the events around her. Mary emerged to deal with Grandmother Dorsett's death. Peggy Lou was created to handle Sybil's anger. Vicky is the center of the...

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