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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.
25th Jul '16 3:46:47 AM XFllo
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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/{{Chalion}}'' series:
** Royesse Iselle from ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion''. Though a royesse is technically a princess, Iselle fits the description on this page. (There's probably a reason for this, since Ms. Bujold is a known fan of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen.) She would never do anything so improper and counterproductive (in her situation) as running away to become an Action Girl. [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Chalion needs her and her tactical brain right where they are,]] so instead she attempts to thwart the EvilChancellor's plans and lift the [[HereditaryCurse royal family's curse]] by more Proper means, specifically [[spoiler:arranging her own [[ArrangedMarriage marriage]] to a neighboring prince she's never seen. It only partly works. [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage But at least they like each other.]]]]
** In ''Literature/PaladinOfSouls'', Cattilara is a slight subversion in that she ''does'' need a man to give her life purpose. Specifically, she needs her husband Arhys to give her life purpose. This also makes her a villainous example (or at least an anti-villain example) of the trope when her determination to keep Arhys as her husband rises to WellIntentionedExtremist levels [[spoiler:after he is killed.]]

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/{{Chalion}}'' series:
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series: Royesse Iselle from ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion''. Though a royesse is technically a princess, Iselle fits the description on this page. (There's probably a reason for this, since Ms. Bujold is a known fan of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen.) She would never do anything so improper and counterproductive (in her situation) as running away to become an Action Girl. [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Chalion needs her and her tactical brain right where they are,]] so instead she attempts to thwart the EvilChancellor's plans and lift the [[HereditaryCurse royal family's curse]] by more Proper means, specifically [[spoiler:arranging her own [[ArrangedMarriage marriage]] to a neighboring prince she's never seen. It only partly works. [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage But at least they like each other.]]]]
** In ''Literature/PaladinOfSouls'', Cattilara is a slight subversion in that she ''does'' need a man to give her life purpose. Specifically, she needs her husband Arhys to give her life purpose. This also makes her a villainous example (or at least an anti-villain example) of the trope when her determination to keep Arhys as her husband rises to WellIntentionedExtremist levels [[spoiler:after he is killed.]]
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25th Jul '16 2:17:31 AM PaulA
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* Royesse Iselle from Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's novel ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Curse of Chalion]]''. Though a royesse is technically a princess, Iselle fits the description on this page. (There's probably a reason for this, since Ms. Bujold is a known fan of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen.) She would never do anything so improper and counterproductive (in her situation) as running away to become an Action Girl. [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Chalion needs her and her tactical brain right where they are,]] so instead she attempts to thwart the EvilChancellor's plans and lift the [[HereditaryCurse royal family's curse]] by more Proper means, specifically [[spoiler:arranging her own [[ArrangedMarriage marriage]] to a neighboring prince she's never seen. It only partly works. [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage But at least they like each other.]]]]
* In ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]]'', Cattilara is a slight subversion in that she ''does'' need a man to give her life purpose. Specifically, she needs her husband Arhys to give her life purpose. This also makes her a villainous example (or at least an anti-villain example) of the trope when her determination to keep Arhys as her husband rises to WellIntentionedExtremist levels [[spoiler:after he is killed.]]

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* Royesse Iselle from Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's novel ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} The Curse of Chalion]]''.''Literature/{{Chalion}}'' series:
** Royesse Iselle from ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion''.
Though a royesse is technically a princess, Iselle fits the description on this page. (There's probably a reason for this, since Ms. Bujold is a known fan of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen.) She would never do anything so improper and counterproductive (in her situation) as running away to become an Action Girl. [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Chalion needs her and her tactical brain right where they are,]] so instead she attempts to thwart the EvilChancellor's plans and lift the [[HereditaryCurse royal family's curse]] by more Proper means, specifically [[spoiler:arranging her own [[ArrangedMarriage marriage]] to a neighboring prince she's never seen. It only partly works. [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage But at least they like each other.]]]]
* ** In ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Paladin of Souls]]'', ''Literature/PaladinOfSouls'', Cattilara is a slight subversion in that she ''does'' need a man to give her life purpose. Specifically, she needs her husband Arhys to give her life purpose. This also makes her a villainous example (or at least an anti-villain example) of the trope when her determination to keep Arhys as her husband rises to WellIntentionedExtremist levels [[spoiler:after he is killed.]]
15th Jul '16 4:52:14 AM XFllo
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* Charlotte Bronte, author of ''Literature/JaneEyre'', who based the protagonist heavily on herself. Her sisters, Emily and Anne were much the same.
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