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Ahab the tragic hero of Herman Melville's nineteenth-century novel Moby Dick, who is ruled by an obsession to kill the white whale of the title. [1/2 definitions]
disastrous causing grave harm, loss, ruin, or the like; tragic or calamitous.
Romeo and Juliet a tragic play about ill-fated young lovers, written by William Shakespeare.
tetralogy in ancient Greece, a set of four dramas, three tragic and one satiric, that were performed at festivals in honor of Dionysus. [1/2 definitions]