Sybil Review

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Sybil is a movie about a young woman with multiple personality disorder. Sybil is suffering from memories of a very traumatic childhood. Sybil grew up with an abusive mother and her father just seemed to ignore anything that he thought might have been going on. Sybil has created sixteen different personalities to help herself cope with her childhood. Throughout the movie you meet most of Sybil's personalities, who all seem to want to help Sybil. Each personality is different, but all can relate to Sybil in some way. For example; some of her personalities had certain talents that Sybil thought she could not do anymore. After an episode in the park one day where Sybil seemed to blackout, she met a psychiatrist by the name of Dr. Wilbur. Dr. Wilbur becomes very interested in Sybil and also very dedicated to helping her. Dr. Wilbur soon finds out that Sybil has sixteen different personalities. The psychiatrist, Dr. Wilbur, is portrayed as very ethical. In my opinion she never did anything unethical. All she seemed to do was help Sybil each time she would come and see her. One treatment that Dr. Wilbur uses is hypnosis. She used this by taking Sybil back to her old house with her abusive mother. This treatment seemed to be effective because Dr. Wilbur learned some very horrific details about Sybil's childhood. Dr. Wilbur would also talk to Sybil's different personalities and that also helped her in helping Sybil. At the end of the movie Dr. Wilbur convinces Sybil to meet her personalities, she does and it seems to help her in coping with all of her problems. Sybil seems to be getting better, she wants to put all of the personalities together and create one whole person. This movie definitely has an impact on society's image of someone with Sybils disorder. I think that is makes people afraid of someone like her, because she was a little scary at certain points of the movie. I really could not say whether this would be a negative or positive impact, seeing as...
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