Arcite and Palamon are in a battle against the Athenians and then Duke Theseus takes them for their wounds to heal and captures them. and puts them in a prison cell.
Arcite and Palamon are in the jail cell and Palamon spots Duke theseus little sister, Emily and falls in love and then Arcite falls in love with her as well. A friend bails out Arcite and he leaves.
'Urgh, Do I have to"
Arcite wanted Emily so bad that he dressed up as a servant and worked for them. Then the Gaoler forgot to lock cell back so Palamon and Arcite see each other in the forest and start arguing.
The castle realizes that Palamon escaped and heard biccuring coming from the woods and then they were confused to see the "servant" and the prisoner together and the Duke and Emily are both there and they confess their love and the Duke pronounces them to fight for her love by Jousting whoever lives, lives.
Palamon and Arcite agree to fight for Emily's Love and Arcite wins but then he gets punctured so Palamon takes his place and Arcite dies.
Palamon and Arcite get married and Emily is not to excited but Palamon won so she has to.