Small Island

Small Island


Andrea Levy

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The headmistress of Hortense’s teaching college. She constantly preaches the superiority of English customs and encourages her students to emulate the “mother country” in ever possible way. However, she’s also kind to Hortense when she receives news that Michael’s plane has been shot down, and writes her glowing letters of recommendation.
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Miss Morgan Character Timeline in Small Island

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Chapter 4: Hortense
Manners and Civilization Theme Icon
Race and Prejudice Theme Icon
...white, but their skin is blotchy pink from living on the sunny island. The principal, Miss Morgan , has a calm and gentle voice, but her gargoyle’s smile makes Hortense fear her. (full context)
Manners and Civilization Theme Icon
Redemption Theme Icon
When she returns to her college, Hortense is summoned to Miss Morgan ’s office. Hortense is sure that she’s in trouble for running in public or consorting... (full context)