fiery irish princess who wanted to be independent. fell in love with tristan but had to marry his uncle, an old loser. ran away together. ended up dying. they always do. the story of isolde is a precursor of romeo and juliet. Le Roman de Tristan et Iseult is considered one of the most important works of romantic french literature. also an opera. isolde is very romantic, but also very cool. she has a temper.