The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    • Themes
      • loss of innocence
      • abuse of power
      • betrayal
      • fascism
      • calvanism
      • catholisism
      • jealousy
      • Misstrust
    • quotes
      • "Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life"
      • "It occured to sandy, there at the end of middle meadow walk, that the Brodie set were indeed Miss Brodies fascisti"
      • "She think she is providence  she thinks she is the God of Calvin"
      • "there was a Miss Jean Brodie in her prime"
      • "Sometimes I regret urging young Joyce Emily Hammond to fight for Franco"
      • "I'm not interested in world affairs, only in putting an end to Miss Brodie"
      • "creme de la creme"
      • "I believe I am past my prime"
      • "One day Sandy you will go to far"
      • "From what you tell me I may believe that Rose and Mr Lloyd will soon be lovers"
      • "Teddy Lloyd and I were in love but I renounced his love in order to dedicate my prime to the girls in my care"
    • Narration
      • Narration done by Sandy for the most part
        • However Sandy is an unreliable narrator as it is only her eyes we see events from
        • Because we see events through her eyes it emphases the important of her small eyes
          • Although they are small the see a great deal as sandy "has insight"
            • However Sandy is an unreliable narrator as it is only her eyes we see events from
      • We never see Miss Bordie's POV. This is deliberate as Spark doesn't want us to like Miss Brodie or feel sympathy for her
        • Spark's way of getting us to dislike Miss Brodie
          • This is so she can manipulate the readers into developing certain feelings for characters as she can control what they see when
    • Structure
      • Spark uses flash forwards and plash backs
        • This is so she can manipulate the readers into developing certain feelings for characters as she can control what they see when
      • Spark uses repetition effectively in the novel
        • This repetition is used by fascist dictators during propaganda
          • Spark wants to brainwash the readers the same way Miss brodie brain washed her set

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