Because you like Offred in The Handmaid's Tale
Celie Johnson says she's poor, black, and may even be ugly. But dear God she's here. See them in The Color Purple.
All Catelyn Stark wants is to keep her family safe, but life in Westeros makes it nearly impossible. See them in Game of Thrones.
Jack's big imagination is never limited by his incredibly cramped surroundings. See them in Room.
CIA operative Carrie Mathison is on a self-assigned mission to follow a lead, whether it be the truth or just her delusions playing tricks. See them in Homeland.
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.
Bran Stark discovered a scandelous family secret. He swore to keep quiet but soon found himself on the receiving end of attempted murder. See them in Game of Thrones.
Sabriel is smart enough to understand the dangers that await her and brave enough to face them anyway. See them in Abhorsen Series.
Calling Alicia Florrick a "good wife" is damning this smart, capable, thoughtful woman with too-faint praise. See them in The Good Wife.
Phoebe Caulfield is a wise-beyond-her-years 10-year-old with an empathetic spirit. See them in The Catcher in the Rye.
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.
Claire Underwood is scary intimidating, and she knows it. See them in House of Cards.
As Marlena Rosenbluth is finding out, confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home. See them in Water for Elephants.