Because you like Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein
Frederick Frankenstein is an eccentric (O.K., maybe a little insane) professor who is excited to be delving into his family's past. See them in Young Frankenstein.
A cruel pirate, Captain Hook still fancies himself a gentleman. See them in Peter Pan.
Macbeth was probably named "Most Likely to Kill His Rivals" in his senior yearbook. See them in Macbeth.
Lady Macbeth takes being a powerful woman to a whole other level. See them in Macbeth.
Waylon Smithers would do anything for his boss, and would love to do a few things *to* him. See them in The Simpsons.
Green skin, pointy hat, evil cackle—this villain has it all! See them in The Wizard of Oz.
Sometimes being a supportive girlfriend like Ophelia doesn't work out too well. See them in Hamlet.
A smart, spunky, and incredibly skilled gamer, Art3mis has a revolutionary spirit. See them in Ready Player One.
A poised, stately man-out-of-time, Ichabod Crane typically faces the modern world with wry quip. See them in Sleepy Hollow.
Jail hasn't broken Andy Dufresne's spirit, but will his spirit help break him out of jail? See them in The Shawshank Redemption.
Louis de Pointe du Lac is wanting to find a way of living that doesn't make him miserable. See them in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.
Basil Hallward is dominated, soul, brain, and power by Dorian. See them in Dorian Gray.