The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Miss Brodie’s lover who died in World War I. Miss Brodie tells her young students about her relationship with Hugh, which so excites Sandy and Jenny that as young girls they write a sexually charged, fictionalized story about him called “The Mountain Eyrie.” Miss Brodie later conflates her love for Hugh with her conflicted love for Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Lowther.

Hugh Quotes in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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This was the first time the girls had heard of Hugh’s artistic leanings. Sandy puzzled over this with Jenny, and it came to them both that Miss Brodie was making her new love story fir the old… Sandy was fascinated by this method of making patterns was facts, and was divided between her admiration for the technique and the pressing need t prove Miss Brodie guilty of misconduct.

Related Characters: Miss Jean Brodie, Sandy Stranger, Jenny Gray, Hugh
Page Number: 75
Explanation and Analysis:

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Hugh Character Timeline in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The timeline below shows where the character Hugh appears in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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Sexuality, One’s Prime, and Spinsterhood Theme Icon
...also tells her class about a man she had been engaged to (later identified as Hugh). He had died during World War I on Flanders’ Field a week before the Armistice.... (full context)
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...Mackay approaches. Several of the girls in the class are crying at this point over Hugh’s fate, and their headmistress inquires as to why. Miss Brodie explains that she has been... (full context)
Chapter 2
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Sexuality, One’s Prime, and Spinsterhood Theme Icon
...The notebook holds a story written by Sandy and Jenny about Miss Brodie’s dead lover Hugh, whom the girls have imagined to be alive. In the story, Hugh returns from the... (full context)
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Sandy and Jenny resume work on the story, describing how the fictionalized Hugh flings Sandy away to pursue Jenny. The girls discuss the prospect of publishing their story... (full context)
Chapter 3
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...benches under an elm, and Miss Brodie elaborates on her love story with the soldier Hugh, claiming for the first time that he was also a talented singer and painter: “I... (full context)