Character Recommendations Based on Offred

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

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

Catherine Linton Wuthering Heights

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

Gregor Samsa The Metamorphosis

An ordinary man in an abnormal predicament

Amy Dunne Gone Girl

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

John Yossarian Catch-22

"A crotchety old fogey of 28"

Heathcliff Wuthering Heights

Romantic, tortured, and at times cruel, Heathcliff is an intense man