Jean Delville (1867-1953) - Tristan and Isolde
~There was no greater woe
of Juliet and her Romeo
That could even compare
To Tristan and Iseult the Fair~
Tristan & Isolde is truely the ultimate tragedy. Where Romeo and Juliet had killed themselves by accident and from slight of a misunderstanding, for Tristan and Isolde, it was their love itself that killed them.
For Tristan to have escaped his death, he had only not to love his fair Isolde so much as to spring with joy from his sick-bed at the sound of his beloved’s voice, and so opening his battle wounds to collapse and die in her arms; and she would have endured, if only one can after losing their truest heart, and so died there holding him. Juliet and her Romeo, were only victims of a misfortunate twist (it could have been, but it wasn’t)— but these two could have lived and died no other way, apart from not loving each other at all.