He had a very bleak view of humankind and his plays were often dark and grim. Aristotle called him the most tragic of all the ancient playwrights.
He created very strong female roles in his plays. In Medea, Euripides writes about a witch, Medea, who has been abandoned by her husband Jason. She is driven almost mad by jealousy and anger. She finally takes revenge on her husband by killing their children.