The story within the television show Once Upon A Time holds several characteristics of a tragedy. The Witch, widow of the king, despises Snow White as the cause of the her unhappiness.
Overcome by hatred, the Witch kills her father in order to bring misfortune on Snow White. She believes that Snow White's suffering will make her happy but only suffers too. A spell takes away the Prince and Snow White's daughter in addition to trapping the story book characters in modern times.
The Witch is mayor in the modern town but her accomplishment is pointless without her father. From casting the spell her her heart is cold and she cannot connect with anyone around her. She has a false sense of glee in modern times. Although the Witch initiated her fate she does not deserve it completely as she only tried to find happiness through magic.