Because you like Miss Havisham in Great Expectations
Romantic, impulsive, and captivated by the joys of life, Natasha Rostova is on the messy path of growing up. See them in War and Peace.
Catherine Linton was once spontaneous and rowdy but ever since marrying the wealthy Edgar, she has morphed into a boiling pot of emotional outbursts. See them in Wuthering Heights.
Ishmael is a quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest. See them in Moby Dick.
As Marlena Rosenbluth is finding out, confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home. See them in Water for Elephants.
Romantic, tortured, and at times cruel, Heathcliff is an intense man. See them in Wuthering Heights.
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.
Kathy is a natural caretaker who strives to find hope in even the darkest of times. See them in Never Let Me Go.
Phoebe Caulfield is a wise-beyond-her-years 10-year-old with an empathetic spirit. See them in The Catcher in the Rye.
Celie Johnson says she's poor, black, and may even be ugly. But dear God she's here. See them in The Color Purple.
Never shy about sharing what she thinks, Beatrice loves to make smart remarks and keep men on their toes. See them in Much Ado About Nothing.
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.
Though he has a brilliant mind for mathematics, Christopher has a much harder time processing the rest of the world. See them in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.