Rose is a member of the Brodie set, an appealing blonde “famous for sex” in her later years at the Marcia Blaine School even though has no curiosity about sex whatsoever, never talks about sex, and does not indulge in it presumably until marriage. Miss Brodie holds out hope that Rose, along with Sandy, will prove to be the “‘the crème de la crème’” of her pupils, and claims that Rose herself has instinct, a quality she admires in her. Indeed, when Rose begins modeling for Mr. Lloyd’s portraits, Miss Brodie gets it into her head that the girl will have a love affair with him as her, Miss Brodie’s proxy, and she plans for this to come about; but it never does, for Mr. Lloyd has no sexual interest in Rose and Rose merely poses for him because she needs the money to fund her “addiction” to the cinema (i.e. movies). After graduating from Blaine, Rose marries well and, in contrast to Sandy, shakes off “Miss Brodie’s influence as a dog shakes pond-water from its coat.”
Rose Stanley Quotes in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie quotes below are all either spoken by Rose Stanley or refer to Rose Stanley. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Harper Perennial edition of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie published in 2009.).
Chapter 5 Quotes
‘Do you know, Sandy dear, all my ambitions are for you and Rose. You have got insight, perhaps not quite spiritual, but you’re a deep one, and Rose has got instinct, Rose has got instinct.’
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Rose Stanley Character Timeline in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The timeline below shows where the character Rose Stanley appears in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Douglas, red-nosed and fat-legged, is a prefect famous for her mathematical ability and violent anger. Rose Stanley is famous for sex. Eunice Gardiner, small and neat, is famous for “her spritely... (full context)
...that Miss Brodie loves Mr. Lloyd. The narrator also foreshadows here, although only vaguely, that Rose Stanley later becomes involved in the love affair between Miss Brodie and Mr. Lloyd. (full context)
...this request are motivated by something that happened earlier that day: Miss Brodie specifically sent Rose to help Mr. Lloyd carry art supplies back to the classroom and it occurred to... (full context)
...is so because Miss Brodie’s sexual feelings are satisfied by proxy, as her plan for Rose to become Mr. Lloyd’s lover reaches fulfillment. Miss Brodie claims that, if she wished, she... (full context)
...a boyfriend; Monica and Mary take groceries to people living in slums; Jenny is acting; Rose models for Teddy Lloyd, sometimes accompanied by Sandy who toys with the idea of inducing... (full context)
...study modern languages, but becomes a nurse instead; Monica goes into science, Sandy into psychology. Rose, inheriting her father’s instinctive and “merry carnality,” makes a good marriage soon after she leaves... (full context)
...Mr. Lloyd’s portraits reflect her. Miss Brodie calls herself Mr. Lloyd’s Muse and predicts that Rose will take her place. Sandy, on the other hand, thinks, “She thinks she is Providence…... (full context)