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Celie Johnson The Color Purple

Though life tries to break her down, Celie always finds the quiet strength to keep going

Kathy Never Let Me Go

A natural caretaker who strives to find hope in even the darkest of times

Catherine Linton Wuthering Heights

As a child, Catherine was always free-spirited and chatty. Now, she's more emotional than ever

Jack Room

His big imagination is never limited by his incredibly cramped surroundings

Marlena Rosenbluth Water for Elephants

Confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home

Miss Havisham Great Expectations

The creepiest old rich lady in town

Gregor Samsa The Metamorphosis

An ordinary man in an abnormal predicament

John Yossarian Catch-22

"A crotchety old fogey of 28"

Amy Dunne Gone Girl

An innocent housewife turned missing person. Then again, maybe Amy isn't quite as "amazing" as she seems

Robbie Turner Atonement

The humble son of a servant, surrounded by aristocrats