Introduces our 2 main characters, Arcite and Palamon. They are in war and captured by the Duke.
The inciting incident is when Arcite and Palamon see Emily and fall in love with her, then they start fighting over her.
Arcite is banished from Athens and should never return while Palamon lives in his cell still.
Arcite returns as Emily's servant and Palamon breaks out of his cell and they coincidentally see each other in the woods then the duke finds them and figures out there love for Emily and says they will joust.
While jousting Palamon was knocked off his horse and Arcite was going to win and was going to kill Palamon, while riding towards him tho he fell of his horse and was impaled by a lance.
Because Arcite was impaled and now dead Palamon took Emily's hand in"Holy Matrimony."