Arcite and Palamon where fighting in battle they are cousins and they were injured the other side found them and put them in jail.
Arcite and Palamon while the days pass bye they are getting bored of each others company the days are unbearable and they see a beautiful girl.
They star fighting over her and argue.
One of arcite relatives comes and duke says that he can leave but he can never return to this place if you do will will behead you.
Arcite goes home and grows a beard and comes back in a disguise and works as a peasant at emily's house palimon sees him and gets out of prison and they are fighting and the duke comes and tells them will shall settle this in a joust and who ever wins gets emily.
They just aricite wins but the horse trips arcite falls of and gets stabbed bye his jousting stick.Palimon gets emily and duke will allow the wedding tomorrow the end.