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19th May '17 7:00:14 AM Willbyr
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16th May '17 4:20:33 AM XFllo
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* She is often quite intelligent, and may display other talents. If she's not a [[PreachersKid clergyman's daughter]] she may be a professor's; if so, she's helped her father with his research/experimentation, and even if she lives before women went to university, she has the equivalent of at least an undergraduate degree in his subject. She may also be a doctor's daughter, and have helped him enough to be qualified as a nurse or midwife.

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* She is often quite intelligent, and may display other talents. If she's not a [[PreachersKid clergyman's daughter]] daughter, she may be a professor's; if so, she's helped her father with his research/experimentation, and even if she lives before women went to university, she has the equivalent of at least an undergraduate degree in his subject. She may also be a doctor's daughter, and have helped him enough to be qualified as a nurse or midwife.



* Though the Spirited Young Lady is usually a heroine or positive supporting character, negative versions of this trope are possible. Only add such examples if it is clear that they are treated as spirited young ladies in universe. If you're adding a villain or anti-hero as an example, please explain how she fits this trope rather than being just a period version of another trope.

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Though the Spirited Young Lady is usually a heroine or positive supporting character, negative versions of this trope are possible. Only add such examples if it is clear that they are treated as spirited young ladies in universe. If you're adding a villain or anti-hero as an example, please explain how she fits this trope rather than being just a period version of another trope.
15th May '17 8:49:29 AM XFllo
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* Charlotte Dalrymple in ''Film/{{Hysteria}}'' is a Spirited Young Lady from VictorianLondon. Played UpToEleven, and she actually crosses a line to an early feminist. She is very rebellious, fights (at times rather aggressively) for a better society, tries to improve the sad situation of the poor, helps prostitutes (and does not blame them for what the society forces them to do, niether is she condescendingly compassionate to them) and is unapologetic about her progressive opinions. Her appearance is very feminine though, and at the ball she enchants almost everybody with her beauty and charm. Some narrow-minded and illiberal people do not consider her a lady, but the more sympathetic characters do. Her Proper-Lady-like sister Emily admires her very much.
-->'''Mortimer Granville:''' How is it, Miss Dalrymple, that you are so much the ideal and your sister is so... so volatile?
-->'''Emily Dalrymple:''' Well, I'm hardly ideal, Doctor, and... Charlotte, she just... feels everything so strongly. If you truly knew her, you would see she is terribly clever and wonderfully charitable.
-->'''Mortimer Granville:''' Well, if she's earned such love and admiration from one so kind and gentle as yourself, I shall never speak poorly of her.
15th Jan '17 3:11:54 AM yisfidri
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* In ''Literature/ARoomWithAView'', Lucy Honeychurch is a naive but somewhat adventurous young woman who has less inhibitions than her cousin Charlotte and enjoys the way in which George Emerson and his father both flout convention. Although she is living in an era in which women could have slightly more freedom and independence than previously, she is still chafing at the carryover from the Victorian times manifesting in some of those around her - particularly her stuffy fiance Cecil.
11th Jan '17 5:30:16 PM lexicon
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* The page quote is supplied by Rose in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', where she was a clever, hot-tempered, independent girl with an adventurous spirit, but is actually a subversion in that she was also suffering from severe depression caused by the stifling and restrictive expectations of her family and her class, leading to a desperate attempt to escape her life via [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].

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* The page quote is supplied by Outwardly, Rose in [=DeWitt=] Bukater from ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', where she 1997}}'' was everything a clever, hot-tempered, independent well brought up girl should be, poised and well-mannered, but she dreams of riding, chewing tobacco, and spitting like a man. Despite her high-class upbringing she is very witty. After she tells Mr. Ismay that Dr. Freud's ideas about the male preoccupation with an adventurous spirit, but size might be of particular interest to him, Molly Brown calls her a pistol. When the ship is actually a subversion in sinking she loses all her lady-like qualities and shouts that she was also suffering from severe depression caused by the stifling and restrictive expectations of her family and her class, leading to a desperate attempt to escape her life via [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].she's through being polite.
10th Jan '17 10:19:34 PM eleutherios
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* The page quote is supplied by Rose in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', where she was a clever, hot-tempered, independent girl with an adventurous spirit, but is actually a subversion in that she is suffering from severe depression caused by the expectations of her family and her class, leading to a desperate attempt to escape her life via [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].

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* The page quote is supplied by Rose in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', where she was a clever, hot-tempered, independent girl with an adventurous spirit, but is actually a subversion in that she is was also suffering from severe depression caused by the stifling and restrictive expectations of her family and her class, leading to a desperate attempt to escape her life via [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].
10th Jan '17 10:18:38 PM eleutherios
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* Outwardly, Rose [=DeWitt=] Bukater from ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' was everything a well brought up girl should be, poised and well-mannered, but she dreams of riding, chewing tobacco, and spitting like a man. Despite her high-class upbringing she is very witty. After she tells Mr. Ismay that Dr. Freud's ideas about the male preoccupation with size might be of particular interest to him, Molly Brown calls her a pistol. When the ship is sinking she loses all her lady-like qualities and shouts that she's through being polite.

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* Outwardly, The page quote is supplied by Rose [=DeWitt=] Bukater from in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' 1997}}'', where she was everything a well brought up clever, hot-tempered, independent girl should be, poised and well-mannered, with an adventurous spirit, but she dreams of riding, chewing tobacco, and spitting like is actually a man. Despite her high-class upbringing subversion in that she is very witty. After she tells Mr. Ismay that Dr. Freud's ideas about suffering from severe depression caused by the male preoccupation with size might be expectations of particular interest to him, Molly Brown calls her a pistol. When the ship is sinking she loses all family and her lady-like qualities and shouts that she's through being polite.class, leading to a desperate attempt to escape her life via [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].
17th Nov '16 4:21:58 AM JeffTheCat
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* Esperanza of ''Literature/TheseSavageBones'' would rather spend her time reading books published by Isaac Newton than worry herself about finding a husband. And she doesn't care what that makes other people think.
22nd Aug '16 7:34:19 AM XFllo
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* Diane Chambers from ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' is a "modern-day" (during TheEighties, when it first aired) example of this trope--while she as a rule retains the classic characteristics: spirited and at times quite feisty, Diane is nonetheless typically well-mannered, proper, and ''very'' ladylike. Ironically enough, she is actually on the ''opposite'' end of the typical female "pairing" described at the top of the page, as the show's other female regular (her [[FriendlyEnemies Friendly Enemy]]) is TheLadette [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl and relative tomboy]] Carla Tortelli.



* Katherine Pierce/Katerina Petrova from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' is an example of this both in the books and the series. Charming and intelligent, yet conniving, outspoken, and bold, she's not a lady you want to mess with.
21st Aug '16 10:27:14 AM nombretomado
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%% * In ''TheDreamer'', Beatrice Whaley's 18th century counterpart.

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%% * In ''TheDreamer'', ''Webcomic/TheDreamer'', Beatrice Whaley's 18th century counterpart.
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