Because you like Dorian Gray in Dorian Gray
The black sheep of his family, Rhett Butler grew up to have charm and to see things as they are. He just doesn't give a damn anymore. See them in Gone with the Wind.
Though raised to think of himself as a monster, Quasimodo has a heart that holds nothing but compassion. See them in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Sharply perceptive and stubbornly principled, Jane Eyre might not have a very loud voice, but she knows when and how to use it. See them in Jane Eyre.
Lyra Belacqua is prone to getting in trouble, but she's also clever enough to get out of it. Most of the time. See them in The Golden Compass.
Though seemingly caring and calm, this motel owner has a mysterious streak of intensity. See them in Psycho.
A literal fallen star, Yvaine is temperamental, sarcastic, and a bit on edge. See them in Stardust.
Daisy Buchanan is beautiful and rich, and seems to have it all. But beneath the glitter and the glam, things are more complicated for her. See them in The Great Gatsby.
Emma Woodhouse knows what's best for everyone else. Just don't try to tell her what to do. See them in Emma.
While Jay Gatsby doesn't necessarily like to attend his parties, he knows how to throw a world-class bash. See them in The Great Gatsby.
Celie Johnson says she's poor, black, and may even be ugly. But dear God she's here. See them in The Color Purple.
Sam Roth is sensitive, musically gifted, and scarred by his past. See them in Shiver .
Alex DeLarge likes his favorite milk-based, drug-laced cocktail. It helps him get in the mood for a night of "ultra violence." See them in A Clockwork Orange.