Because you like Offred in The Handmaid's Tale
A powerful priestess, Melisandre is shrouded in mystery and lots of red. See them in Game of Thrones.
Celie Johnson says she's poor, black, and may even be ugly. But dear God she's here. See them in The Color Purple.
Jack's big imagination is never limited by his incredibly cramped surroundings. See them in Room.
Jail hasn't broken Andy Dufresne's spirit, but will his spirit help break him out of jail? See them in The Shawshank Redemption.
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.
Calling Alicia Florrick a "good wife" is damning this smart, capable, thoughtful woman with too-faint praise. See them in The Good Wife.
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.
Phoebe Caulfield is a wise-beyond-her-years 10-year-old with an empathetic spirit. See them in The Catcher in the Rye.
Claire Underwood is scary intimidating, and she knows it. See them in House of Cards.
Miss Havisham is the creepiest old rich lady in town. See them in Great Expectations.