The Countess of Trifaldi tells a heart-wrenching story about a young man using music to convince a young lady to have sex with him. Now, when it comes to pledging your love, there's nothing better than saying you'd rather die than live without someone. In the world of love poetry, death is kind of like a trump card. If you have to live without the person you love, you can just say, "Well, I'd rather die," and poof, you've gone as far as anyone can go. In this novel, we often get these equations: love=life, not love=death.