Prime of Miss Jean Broadie
To be in Miss Broadie’s set was to be set apart from the rest of the school. They
were outwardly looked upon with disdain. Inwardly, however, others were jealous of them
for the distinction they received. Each girl in the Broadie set was held on a pedestal.
Each had something special about them, reasons why they were chosen by Miss Broadie, and
that puts them at higher regard.
Each girl was famous in school for something. They really have very little in common with
one another aside form their friendship with Miss Broadie. Each girl was selected for
their individual personality traits, and further chosen because Miss Broadie knew that
none of their parents would ever have a problem or make complaints about her unorthidoxed
method of teaching.
Mary was the stupid character of the set. Miss Broadie, along with the other girls,
treated Mary as their scapegoat. They blamed everything on her stupidity. Miss Broadie
harshly accused her and blamed her for faults belonging to everyone, using her to make an
Monica was known by all for her quick temper and her mind for mathematics. She was
chosen, most likely, for little more than the fact that Miss Broadie knew that her parents
would not have any problems. Miss Broadie never seemed to have an underlying scheme
planed out for her, as she did with some of the other girls. Eunice was quite the same,
seeming to have no purpose to the group, and the other girls wondered for some time why
Miss Broadie had chosen her. Miss Broadie’s interest in her, it was found out, was
that Eunice was a wonderful gymnast, and would entertain Miss Broadie with her
performances shown before her class.
Jenny, with her golden curls, was the prettiest of the bunch. She had a beautiful voice
and later a desire to act. Miss Broadie had hopes that one day Jenny would become one of
her crème-de-la-crème, but Jenny disappointed her, becoming too dull for Miss
Broadie’s taste as she got older.
Rose, as she became older, would be known for sex. Miss Broadie took special interest in
her, because, as she saw it, Rose had instinct. The love of Miss Broadie’s prime
was Mr. Lloyd, the art teacher, but he was married and she did not find that to be
befitting of herself. So, because Miss Broadie could not have Mr. Lloyd herself, she
planned to set Rose up for a love affair with him, but that did not work out as she