Two Men are found wounded after a battle, there names are Arcite and Palamon. They are captured as prisioners by Duke Theseus and taken to a cell were our story begins.
Arcite and Palamon are taking turns were they look out the cell window when Palamon saw a beutiful girl. Acite looked and fell in love too. They argued about who would get her.
After this, they were informed that Arcite would be released, but he would never return. Arcite carried out a plan to dress up as a servent so he could get closer to this girl.
Arcite realizes that his plan wouldn't work. He goes into a forest to ponder for a while. Palamon excaped his cell and wondered into a forest. The to cousins found each other in a forest and started fighting. The Duke found them, the both said they liked that girl. So the Duke sugested that the joust against each other to see who was worthy to arry the girl.
It got to the next day and the jousting began. It was a long time untill the to cousins could go against each other. But the finally, they fought. Arcite knocked Palamon off of his horse. Arcite was coming in to knock the final blow with is mace. Arcite did get the final blow but, he fell off his horse and got impailed by Palamon's lance.
In the end, the winner was Arcite, but he had died at the last moment. So the "winner" was Palamon. So Palamon got to to Marry this girl named Emily.