In The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Miss Mackay says team spirit is important, what is 'team spirit' for the girls after being with Miss Brodie?

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"Team spirit" unfortunately becomes aligned in the novel with Miss Brodie's fascination with fascism. She believes Hitler is making improvements in Germany. To Miss Brodie, working for the collective good, or for a cause beyond oneself, is similar to subordinating oneself to the Volk, as is done in Nazi Germany.

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"Team spirit" unfortunately becomes aligned in the novel with Miss Brodie's fascination with fascism. She believes Hitler is making improvements in Germany. To Miss Brodie, working for the collective good, or for a cause beyond oneself, is similar to subordinating oneself to the Volk, as is done in Nazi Germany.

She also handpicks her girls, calling them the "creme de la creme." To her, they are the superior girls in the school for one reason or another, and so her choice of them as "special" roughly aligns with the ideology beloved of the Nazi state's exalting of a superior race (the Ayran) and the superior individual genius.

Miss Brodie does expect her chosen girls to be supremely loyal to her; she is a lonely woman looking for fulfillment and a sense of purpose through molding these young women. Naturally, one of the girls betrays Miss Brodie, a teacher that the school administration would like to get rid of. The girl exposes Miss Brodie as a fascist sympathizer, which means the end of her teaching career.

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