Sybil Topics for Discussion

Flora Rheta Schreiber
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Sally Field starred in a movie based on the book. After reading the book, watch the movie and then compare and contrast the two versions.

Review Sybil's sixteen other selves. Discuss the precipitating event for each personality and why you think that specific person developed as a response.

Discuss Hattie Dorsett's role in her daughter's deteriorated mental state.

Willard Dorsett follows Pastor Weber around the country. Do you think that their religion was a cult? Why or why not?

Dr. Wilbur is young and unorthodox in her methods according to Mr. and Mrs. Dorsett. Given the time period in which Sybil's case happened, discuss Dr. Wilbur's practices. Why did she appeal so strongly to Sybil?

Consider your own life and how your personality changes with different circumstances. Do you consider yourself crazy for acting differently in certain situations? Do you consider Sybil crazy for...

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