The Sybil movie was based on a real person. Research that person and write a short report (between 1/2 and 1 page) outlining…

  • her life
  • offer evidence to suggest that her story might be credible
  • offer evidence to suggest that her story may not be credible
  • offer your opinion—do you believe she's "legit"?
  • look at her paintings below, (a) which do you like? (b) which is creepiest?

You might research Sybil's real-life person (Shirley Ardell Mason), the doctor, the fictionalized book written in 1973. Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Ardell_Mason. After her death, they found 103 of her paintings in her basement in 1998. See them at http://www.hiddenpaintings.com.

Some good articles: