"These girls formed the Brodie Set. That's what they had been called even before the headmistress had given them the name, in scorn, when they had moved from the Junior to the Senior school at the age of twelve."
- defines elitism
- in scorn - conflict
- highlights the start of brodie and mackay's conflict between education viewpoints
- brodie's favouritism
- mackay is a reflection of the conservative Marcia Blaine, Brodie reflection of fascism. They conflict themselves.
- opposed to Brodie from the outset
- 'crank school'