The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Chapter 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3.

The chapter opens describing Miss Brodie as a spinster. While it explains Miss Brodie has the same qualities as other spinsters in Edinburgh, what sets Miss Brodie apart from the others is that she has choosen to teach in a highly traditional school. This chapter also portrays Miss Brodie as a feminist, who is outspoken about her beliefs, and also quotes her talking to men in a “man-to-man” type of way, i.e., on the same level rather than obsequiously, as was usually the case with the subservient women of the era.

In 1931, when the girls of the Brodie set turned eleven and twelve, sex became everything. When the girls return for their last year with Miss Brodie, the latter shares her stories and pictures from her holiday travels to Europe. She instructs the girls to stand their history books open on their desks...

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