YMMV / The Oresteia

  • Nightmare Fuel: According to contemporary accounts, the Eumenides in the Oresteia caused fainting and sphincter trouble in the audience at its premiere.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Almost everyone from the play. Clytemnestra (husband killed her daughter and bring home a concubine), Agamemnon (forced to sacrifice his daughter in order to return from Troy but found out that his wife cheated on him and eventually killed him), Electra and Orestes (both having their father killed by their own mother, sister sacrificed by father and Orestes got chased down by the Furies).
  • The Woobie: Cassandra, doubly so because she didn't even do anything wrong but died after losing her home and family. What worse is that she knew the entire time what would happen and is powerless to stop it.