All our husbands are dead *crying in medieval times*
King and the wounded
come with me I will heel the wounded
The prison and damsel in distress
WOOAAH I love her she's going to be mine
The widows are crying in front of Thesus's horse because their husbands were killed at the siege of Thebes and Creon refused to honor them by burying or cremating their bodies.
Prayers before the chaos
Theseus is returning from delivering the bones of the dead husbands to the four women. He then discovers two wounded soldiers Arcite and Palamon and instead of killing them then and there he heels them and makes them spends the rest of their life in an Athenian tower.
The chaos in full effect
I Arcite am the winner
Palamon and Arcite are brothers and are inseparable. One early spring morning Palamon awakes to find the beautiful fair skinned Emelye who happens to be Theseus's sister in law. Palamon moans with heartache which in return makes Arcite wake up to find out what is going on when he looks at Emelye he also falls in love which starts a chaotic fight.
The aftermath :((
After much sadness and despair I Palamon and I Emelye are in peace
The Sunday before the big fight Palamon visits the temple of Venus and pleads that he win because his yearning for Emelye is very strong. Venus then makes a gesture which gives Palamon hope and he leaves confident in his ability.
IN THE NAME OF LOVE ALLOW ME TO WIN PLEEASEE
Both armies enter ready to fight Theseus states the rules and they start the bloody battle. Palamon gives his best fight but it is not enough as Arcite sees a chance to bring him to his death. Arcite is then taken to his deathbed where he tells Emelye it is okay to marry someone else
I tried Emelye I'm sorry my love see you in the afterlife
After the chaos that went down Theseus, Palamon and Emelye are extremely depressed due to Arcite's death. Theseus gets over Arcites death justifying as every man must live and die life is a journey. Meanwhile, Palamon and Emelye are still grieving and it takes them quite a bit of time to get over the whole situation but when they do they enjoy a long happy marriage.