Cat’s Eye

by

Margaret Atwood

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One of Elaine’s teachers, who has a Scottish accent and makes herself tea in the afternoons which she spikes with alcohol. Although she can be strict sometimes, she is the students’ favorite teacher. She encourages the students to draw, offering one of Elaine’s first introductions to the world of art. Elaine. eventually paints Miss Stuart as one of her three muses.
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Miss Stuart Character Timeline in Cat’s Eye

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Part Three: Empire Bloomers
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...Cordelia makes up fake underwear for the different teachers—lavender frills for Miss Pigeon, plaid for Miss Stuart , and red satin long johns for Miss Hatchett. The girls get a nasty joy... (full context)
Part Six: Cat’s Eye
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...how far she can go. Elaine and Carol are in Grade Five, and they have Mrs. Stuart as their teacher, who is Scottish, and whom all the students love. She keeps a... (full context)
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Miss Stuart , who likes art, has the students do a number of art projects, from seasonal... (full context)
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One day, Miss Stuart asks the students to draw what they do after school, and while most students draw... (full context)
Part Fourteen: Unified Field Theory
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...reality of the landscape. Her next painting is called Three Muses; she painted Mrs. Finestein, Miss Stuart , and Mr. Banerji—not as they were to themselves, but as they inspired her. (full context)