Sybil Themes

Flora Rheta Schreiber
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Hypocritical Believers

Religion is a sensitive subject in many arenas of life. Many times religion is turned into an object that can work for or against a person, depending on how they present their beliefs. Other times religion is a hobby. There are those people who attend church on Sundays but forget the pastor's message the rest of the week. Hattie and Willard Dorsett embody both of these types of people.

Willard Dorsett is a staunch believer and follower of his church. When Hattie dies, Willard travels around the country for a time with the pastor of his church from Omaha. Willard seeks the advice of the church when Sybil asks to undergo psychiatric analysis. Willard's religious views propel him through life. He lives according to the precepts preached to him from the pulpit, but he hides a dark side. Willard engages in near violent sex acts with his...

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