[Note: Ladygem has stated that this is Up for Grabs
. It was the more narrow, Tomboys Know Archery
A Proper Lady
isn't a Lady of War
. It doesn't matter how graceful of a weapon it is. Even if she's The Archer
with a male companion who's a close range fighter
, the people around her, probably parents, will have the expectation that a gentlewoman shouldn't be fighting. She doesn't care. It makes her feel like a strong and capable Action Girl
. She probably thinks that Real Women Never Wear Dresses
too. She might be seen as a Tomboy
of her setting.
- In Brave, Merida is rarely seen without her bow, much to the dismay of her mother, who doesn't approve of ladies having weapons.
- In Princess of Thieves Robin Hood's daughter wants to fight against Prince John with him wants but he wants her to stay home where it's safe.
- In the Hunger Games series, Katniss is skilled with a bow, doesn't seem to like the idea of dresses or romance, and is terrified of appearing weak.
Needs More Examples
- In the first episode of Game of Thrones, Arya shows Bran up at a archery. Though she later switches to swordplay, this serves as a very early indication of her rebellious spirit.
, Needs a Better Description
. Also, Do We Have This One?
? I (Ladygem) have seen it a lot recently, Brave
and Hunger Games
are just the two most obvious examples off the top of my head. Rolling Updates