There is a war that is happening between a king and a duke there are two cousins fighting for the king.The duke wins and finds the cousins wounded.He takes them to his castle as prisoners
The cousins have been in a prison tower for days and look outside and see a beautiful lady which they both fall in love with.
Arcite,one of the cousins had to leave so he came back as a servant for Emily.The other cousin escaped and they both found each other in the woods and started to fight but the king found them and arrange a joust and whoever wins marries Emily.
The joust has begun and arcite is winning but accidently hits himself with his joust and dies.So palamon wins the challenge.
The duke says that Palamon can marry Emily but Emily does not really like palamon.
They marry each other and they live happily ever after.