The Knight's Tale: Canterbury Storyboard

The Knight's Tale: Canterbury Storyboard

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Chivalric Romance

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  • Don't worry...I'll avenge you.
  • King Creon has murdered our husbands and left their bodies to rot!
  • Send them to Athens at once. I won't accept a ransom, just put them in prison.
  • ♪ la la la la ♪
  • Theseus arrives back in Athens with his new wife Hippolyta, but a group of women quickly inform him that Creon has killed their husbands. Theseus kills Creon, reclaims his city, and returns the husbands' bodies to the women for a proper burial. 
  • Fate is cruel to have let me free...Palamon is so lucky to still be able to see Emily. Oh well, I'll rename myself Philostrate and rise up the social ladder as a page.
  • After the battle, two wounded knights, Arcite and Palamon, are discovered. Theseus decides that the knights will be sent to Athens as prisoners.
  • I still love Emily, and you're a lunatic! I'll defeat you once and for all!
  • Years pass. One spring day, Palamon peers through his prison bars and spots a beautiful lady named Emily outside his window. He instantly falls in love with her. Once Arcite sees her too, he believes the same and claims to love her as well.
  • I asked Diana for help and she did nothing...
  • You're going down...I prayed to Venus and she told me Emily would be mine!
  • Well I prayed to Mars and he confirmed that I'd win this battle! So there!
  • A friend of Theseus and Arcite visits Athens and manages to convince Theseus to release Arcite from prison. Arcite is set free, but both knights are jealous of the other. Palamon despairs because Arcite can live freely and has better chance at 'getting' Emily.
  • More years pass. Palamon finds a way to escape his prison and runs off to a bush to hide. By chance, Arcite walks by, recounting his past. Palamon realizes the man before him is his old friend Arcite and is enraged. They plan to duel over Emily.
  • The two knights, Arcite and Palamon, return to Athens for their duel. Theseus jovially hosts the joust. Emily prays to the maidan goddess Diana, to no avail. The knights pray to the god of war and goddess of love, and each receive support.
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