"'Rose,' said Miss Brodie, 'is like a heroine from a novel by D.H. Lawrence. She has got instinct.'"

The English novelist and poet D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) wrote 13 novels.

Amongst the best known are: Sons and Lovers (1913); The Rainbow (1915); Women in Love (1920) and  Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928).

Some significant female characters in his work are Gertrude Morel and Miriam Leivers (from Sons and Lovers); Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen (from The Rainbow and Women in Love) and Lady Chatterley (from Lady Chatterley's Lover).

On the basis of these novels, readers may come to various conclusions as to what constitutes 'instinct' in Lawrentian heroines!