The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie:
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, a charismatic teacher, and the ultimate effect of her influence, is shown through the fate, past experiences, and memories of her former students; especially the one who "betrayed" her, Sandy or Sister Helena.Te esperamos
Most of the story takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls. There, in 1930, in spite of the school's fish bowl environment, a teacher, who repeatedly proclaims her prime, creates for herself, with six 10 year old pupils, a secret society. For two years, during school periods scheduled for such subjects as Arithmetic or Geography, she tells her pupils enthralling, fabulistic, stories about her dead lover, Hugh, and her trips to Egypt or Italy, and she shows them prints of paintings. Through the subtext of her lessons and stories, she also sets them against the prevailing, Calvinistic ethos of the school.
At age 16, these girls are still recognized at the school as "unmistakably Brodie" by their unusual knowledge base, their innumeracy, their lack of exposure to the "authorized curriculum", and by how devoted they are to their former teacher. They play golf with Miss Brodie, take tea with her and tutor her in Greek.