History Main / ProperLady

19th Apr '18 9:23:11 AM Ninamarie124
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28th Mar '18 6:59:55 PM LadyNorbert
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* The Pixie Tune in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''. She holds the image of a 'perfect lady' in the way she talks and acts proper just like a lady should. Ironically she is the Musa's (the {{Tomboy}} member of the Winx) bonded pixie.

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* The Pixie Tune in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''. She holds the image of a 'perfect lady' in the way she talks and acts proper just like a lady should. Ironically Ironically, she is the Musa's (the bonded pixie of Musa, the {{Tomboy}} member of the Winx) bonded pixie.Winx.



* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Elisabeth_of_Hesse_and_by_Rhine_(1864-1918) Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine]], the beautiful and pious sister-in-law to Czar Nicholas II. When her husband Sergei was brutally assassinated, she didn't hold a grudge to his killers and pardoned them publicly before becoming a nun and selling all of her jewellery to use the money on charity.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Elisabeth_of_Hesse_and_by_Rhine_(1864-1918) Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine]], the beautiful and pious sister-in-law to Czar Nicholas II. When her husband Sergei was brutally assassinated, she didn't hold a grudge to against his killers killers, and pardoned them publicly before becoming a nun and selling all of her jewellery jewelry to use the money on for charity.


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* Princess Alice, the third of UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria and Prince Albert's nine children, was beloved by her family for her selfless and considerate nature. When Albert died of typhoid fever, Victoria was thrown into deep mourning from which she never completely recovered, and it was Alice who took over many of the details of the royal household; one of Victoria's courtiers even referred to the princess in writings as "the angel in the house."
25th Feb '18 3:51:08 PM angie710
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* HeroicSelfDeprecation: ''Always'' puts others' needs before her own, never expects anything in return, or thinks of herself as special for doing it.
25th Feb '18 8:51:33 AM angie710
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* NotLikeOtherGirls: Will often be elevated above other girls/women precisely because she meets the standards of a ProperLady, and they're somehow lacking (not pretty enough, not chaste enough, too flighty or free-spirited, not polite or refined enough, aspires to be something other than a wife and mother, etc.)
10th Dec '17 7:22:00 AM 64SuperNintendo
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9th Nov '17 7:26:30 PM ectostar
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Elisabeth_of_Hesse_and_by_Rhine_%281864%E2%80%931918%29 Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine]], the beautiful and pious sister-in-law to Czar Nicholas II. When her husband Sergei was brutally assassinated, she didn't hold a grudge to his killers and pardoned them publicly before becoming a nun and selling all of her jewellery to use the money on charity.

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* [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Elisabeth_of_Hesse_and_by_Rhine_%281864%E2%80%931918%29 org/wiki/Princess_Elisabeth_of_Hesse_and_by_Rhine_(1864-1918) Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine]], the beautiful and pious sister-in-law to Czar Nicholas II. When her husband Sergei was brutally assassinated, she didn't hold a grudge to his killers and pardoned them publicly before becoming a nun and selling all of her jewellery to use the money on charity.



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6th Nov '17 10:48:43 AM ectostar
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'''Related character tropes:'''
* EnglishRose: An archetypal English character with similar properties; popular standard for a Proper Lady's looks
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: A greeting showing her femininity

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'''Related character tropes:'''
tropes''':
* EnglishRose: An archetypal English character with similar properties; popular standard for a Proper Lady's looks
looks.
* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: A greeting showing her femininityfemininity.



** GracefulLadiesLikePurple: A colour showing she's feminine.
** PrincessesPreferPink
** WomanInWhite

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** GracefulLadiesLikePurple: A colour showing she's feminine.
GracefulLadiesLikePurple
** PinkMeansFeminine
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PrincessesPreferPink
** WomanInWhiteWomanInWhite: A color showing her purity.



* GrandeDame: A rare subtype is a mature Proper Lady; even then, she would have been a figure of (good-natured) fun even in Victorian times
* GrannyClassic: An aging Proper Lady
* TheIngenue: A potential future Proper Lady
* LadyOfAdventure: Proper Lady (or more likely Spirited Young Lady) meets GlorySeeker
* LadyOfWar: Proper Lady or Spirited Young Lady meets ActionGirl
* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Virginal before marriage, chaste during and after marriage. If she ''doesn't'' live up to this standard, she [[DefiledForever cannot be considered a]] Proper Lady.
* MotherhoodIsSuperior: Is a doting (but firm) mother, or aspires to be one, and it's considered her [[MandatoryMotherhood "destiny"]] and/or [[AppealToNature "natural role"]] by society at large.
* PrincessClassic: Princess counterpart
* SilkHidingSteel: A Proper Lady who is able and willing to take an active role
* SouthernBelle: Southern USA counterpart (see ''bonne belle'')
* SpiritedYoungLady: A little more spunky; a little less prim
* TheHighQueen: A regal variety
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Proper Lady meets IronLady, add self sacrifice according to taste
* YamatoNadeshiko: The Japanese ([[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible or at least East Asian]]) version

'''Other related tropes:'''
* AllWomenArePrudes: All true ladies are free from carnal desire

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* GrandeDame: A rare subtype is a mature Proper Lady; even then, she would have been a figure of (good-natured) fun even in Victorian times
times.
* GrannyClassic: An aging Proper Lady
Lady.
* TheIngenue: A potential future Proper Lady
Lady.
* LadyOfAdventure: Proper Lady (or more likely Spirited Young Lady) meets GlorySeeker
GlorySeeker.
* LadyOfWar: Proper Lady or Spirited Young Lady meets ActionGirl
ActionGirl.
* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Virginal before marriage, chaste during and after marriage. If she ''doesn't'' live up to this standard, she [[DefiledForever cannot be considered a]] Proper Lady.
Lady.
* MotherhoodIsSuperior: Is a doting (but firm) mother, or aspires to be one, and it's considered her [[MandatoryMotherhood "destiny"]] and/or [[AppealToNature "natural role"]] by society at large.
large.
* PrimAndProperBun: A hairstyle to indicate a Proper Lady.
* PrincessClassic: Princess counterpart
counterpart.
* SilkHidingSteel: A Proper Lady who is able and willing to take an active role
role.
* SouthernBelle: Southern USA counterpart counterpart. (see ''bonne belle'')
belle''.)
* SpiritedYoungLady: A little more spunky; a little less prim
prim.
* TheHighQueen: A regal variety
variety.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Proper Lady meets IronLady, add self sacrifice according to taste
taste.
* YamatoNadeshiko: The Japanese ([[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible or at least East Asian]]) version

version.

'''Other related tropes:'''
tropes''':
* AllWomenArePrudes: All true ladies are free from carnal desiredesire.



* HystericalWoman: A lady usually has enough dignity to avert this, although she usually is emotional
* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: Originally the only proper way to deal with the wifely duties while not compromising the purity of a lady

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* HystericalWoman: A lady usually has enough dignity to avert this, although she usually is emotional
emotional.
* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: Originally the only proper way to deal with the wifely duties while not compromising the purity of a ladylady.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: If and when she dies, this is probably invoked

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: If and when she dies, this is probably invoked{{invoked|Trope}}.






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-->'''Sir Thomas:''' I had thought you peculiarly free from wilfulness of temper, self-conceit, and every tendency to that independence of spirit which prevails so much in modern days, [[PluckyGirl even in young women]], and which in young women is offensive and disgusting beyond all common offence. But you have now shewn me that you can be wilful and perverse; that you can and will decide for yourself, without any consideration or deference for those who have surely some right to guide you, without even asking their advice. [[HiddenDepths You have shewn yourself very, very different from anything that I had imagined.]]

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-->'''Sir Thomas:''' Thomas''': I had thought you peculiarly free from wilfulness of temper, self-conceit, and every tendency to that independence of spirit which prevails so much in modern days, [[PluckyGirl even in young women]], and which in young women is offensive and disgusting beyond all common offence. But you have now shewn me that you can be wilful and perverse; that you can and will decide for yourself, without any consideration or deference for those who have surely some right to guide you, without even asking their advice. [[HiddenDepths You have shewn yourself very, very different from anything that I had imagined.]]



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27th Aug '17 7:57:11 AM Robbyn
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': One episode has Candace demands to her english cousin Eliza to train her in the basics of being a proper lady, to which the Englishwoman reluctantly approves. She reverts back to being her usual self at the end.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': One The episode "My Fair Goalie" has Candace demands to her english cousin Eliza to train her in the basics of being a proper lady, to which the Englishwoman reluctantly approves. She reverts back to being her usual self at the end.
15th Jul '17 1:58:04 PM ClintEastwood
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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20)]], Mary from 'wishverse' is portrayed as incredibly gentle and devoted, appearing as a Madonna-like character.

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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20)]], Be"]], Mary from 'wishverse' is portrayed as incredibly gentle and devoted, appearing as a Madonna-like character.
4th Jun '17 3:43:33 PM XFllo
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* Fanny Price subverts this trope in Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/MansfieldPark''. She is extremely gentle, passive and the doormat of pretty much everybody around her until they try to force her into marrying the man she doesn't love. Her firmness on this point makes her not quite a true lady, as her uncle spells out:

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* Fanny Price subverts this trope in Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/MansfieldPark''. She is extremely gentle, passive and the doormat of pretty much almost everybody around her until they try to force her into marrying the man she doesn't love. Her firmness on this point makes her not quite a true lady, as her uncle spells out:



** Sofia Löwenström in ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' is beautiful and demure and pretty much flawless, thus basically perfect according to the standards of the 1880s.
** Venus Dag och Natt in "De skandalösa" is pretty much a 17th century version of this, and she's just as beautiful and demure and near-flawless as Sofia from above. She kind of is an subversion though as she turns out to be gay, which would have been a negative trait in this era.

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** Sofia Löwenström in ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' is beautiful and demure and pretty much flawless, thus basically perfect according to the standards of the 1880s.
** Venus Dag och Natt in "De skandalösa" is pretty much is a 17th century version of this, and she's just as beautiful and beautiful, demure and near-flawless as Sofia from above. She kind of is an subversion though near-flawless. Subverted, as she turns out to be gay, which would have been a negative trait and move her far from the ideal of femininity in this her era.
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