The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Setting & Symbolism

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Marcia Blaine School for Girls

The Marcia Blaine School for Girls is a day school for girls. The funder of the school was a wealthy widow. This is the school where Miss Brodie teaches and the Brodie set attend school.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the city in Scotland where the school is located.

Cramond

Cramond is the name of the home where Mr. Lowther was born, raised and currently lives.

Old Town

Old Town is the main area of the town that holds all of the historic figures, churches, statues and more.

Portraits

The art teacher, Mr. Lloyd, who is also the secret love of Miss Brodie paints portraits of each of the Brodie set girls and then a portrait of them as a group. The significance of the portraits is two-fold. First, all of the portraits have some resemblance to Miss Brodie. Second, the portraits are the tie...

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