The female characters I've truly identified with are:
The Marquise de Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons
Clarice Starling in Silence of the LambsWhen I came out into society I was 15. I already knew then that the role I was condemned to, namely to keep quiet and do what I was told, gave me the perfect opportunity to listen and observe. Not to what people told me, which naturally was of no interest to me, but to whatever it was they were trying to hide... I practiced detachment. I learn how to look cheerful while under the table I stuck a fork onto the back of my hand. I became a virtuoso of deceit. I consulted the strictest moralists to learn how to appear, philosophers to find out what to think, and novelists to see what I could get away with, and in the end it all came down to one wonderfully simple principle: Win or die.
Kat Stratford in 10 Things I Hate About YouHe won't come after me. (...) He won't. I can't explain it... He - he would consider that rude.
Expressing my opinion is not a terrorist action.