The Three Faces Of Eve White Analysis

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Case Profile and Summary of Eve White from the film, The Three Faces of Eve Following is a case profiling and summary of Eve White (Joanne Woodward), the main character of the movie “The Three Faces of Eve” directed by Nunnally Johnson in 1957. Client Presentation Eve white is a young housewife married to Mr. Ralph and had a daughter named Bonnie. She’s Christian and lives in Georgia in a nuclear family. Although she’s bound in an unhappy married life but she has been living a normal and peaceful life until her illness. She’s a house wife and a loving mother. She fulfills all her responsibilities and does the daily house tasks. Her husband is a businessman and her daughter is a young school going child. Eve is appears to be a simple lady…show more content…
Her family was apparently not aware of anything that would suggest a loss of consciousness. Throughout her interviews, several emotional difficulties revolving around her life were revealed. It was intrigued that Eve had no recollection of a recent trip she had taken with her husband, which they had been informed of through Eve’s phrasing of amnesia (Criterion B). Under hypnosis at one session, a third personality manifests, the relatively stable Jane. After discovering the cause of her disorder, Jane is gradually able to remember everything that has ever happened to all three personalities. When Luther asks to speak with Eve White, they discover that Eve White and Eve Black no longer exist. All three personalities have merged again into a single one. She marries a man named Earl whom she met when she was Jane and reunites with her daughter Bonnie.…show more content…
It is a controversial diagnosis. Some psychologists believe that the disorder is very rare and that the increase in its prevalence since the 1980s is due to over diagnosis. These theorists point out that the presentation of dissociative identity disorder often changes according to its representation in the media. Others have suggested that clinicians sometimes induce this disorder in highly suggestible people. Some psychologists, however, believe that dissociative identity disorder is not rare and has only been unrecognized and underdiagnosed in the
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