YMMV / Euripides

  • Periphery Demographic: His plays are incredibly popular with women and especially feminists. Not surprising considering the fact that, unlike his contemporaries, his works consistently have women of all ages and social classes in major and meaty role with complex personality and relatable characters flaws. And of course, one of the most famous tragic heroine is from one of his works.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Hera filling Herakles with a homicidal rage simply because he's one of Zeus' many bastard children.
    • Atreus feeding Thyestes his [Thyestes'] own children.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap:
    • His play The Trojan Women did this to many of the (flat) background female characters of the Trojan war mythology while boosting up the popularity of old favorite Cassandra. The most prominent examples are Hecuba, Andromache and Helen who went from Satellite Character to the lead in their titular plays.
  • Values Dissonance: The satyrs think nothing of gang-raping Helen. This is played for laughs.
    • Believe it or not, he was considered a misogynist according to his contemporaries.
  • Vindicated by History: His work is very divisive among his contemporary due to his frequency to subvert and deconstruct established convention and unusually prominence of female characters, not to mention frequently calling out his current government and treatment of women. In the modern time, he is the Breakout Character and is considered one of the greatest playwriter.
  • The Woobie: This is Greek mythology. Woobies are twenty an obolos.