The Penelopiad: A satire?
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the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
I would call it a satire. She pretty well did do everything right down that list.
"I've often wondered whether, if Helen hadn't been so puffed up with vanity, we might all have been spared the sufferings and sorrows she brought down on our heads by her selfishness and her deranged lust. Why couldn't she have led a normal life? But no — normal lives were boring, and helen was ambitious."
And when Telemachus lies to his mom about her beauty:
"I knew he was lying, but was touched that he was lying for my sake... Maybe he had some brains after all."