Oedipus did not accept what was being told to him. Teiresias spoke truthfully yet Oedipus became angry and spiteful, sending Teiresias away. Not a word that was told to Oedipus was considered my him, proving his blindness and lack of consideration towards the situation. Referring back to his self blinding, Oedipus at that time had succumbed to a horrifying act instead of accepting what was shared. The news came tumbling down and his actions were severe.
Also, his loyalty to Oedipus is evident when it is realized that it is him who had killed the king. It is disgracing that Oedipus had married his mother. However, Creon does not go mocking or publicizing the information about the king. Although Oedipus pleads that he be banished from Thebes, Creon treats him in a reasonable manner. It is revealed that Creon accused Oedipus of minor terrible things rather than accuse him of being immoral
Oedipus: There is: But not for you, not for you. You sightless, witless, senseless, mad old man!” Explanation: Teiresias just told Oedipus that he was the murder of Laius, and Oedipus does not even consider it to be true even though Teiresias has a reputation of being a successful prophet. The quote relates to the claim because it is a prime example of Oedipus’ willful ignorance of the truth, bashing it away, and insulting Teiresias. Claim #3: Even though Oedipus was ignorant of his crimes of patricide, he is still guilty of them because if anyone else killed his father, the gods would still unleash a plague if it went unsolved. Citation: “Oedipus: If I had eyes, I do not know how I could bear the sight of my father, when I came to the house of Death, or my mother: for I have sinned against them both.” Explanation: Oedipus, himself, feels he is guilty of the crimes as he has called them sins, and, at this point in the story, the plague is lifted from the city as Oedipus stabs out his eyes.
After this Creon goes to Oedipus and tells him about the murder and the punishment that the awful man shall receive for the murder. Oedipus passionately tries to find the killer of the previous king not knowing that the old man he killed a long time a go was actually King Laius; however, he doesn’t know that in fact he is the true killer of king Laius and not only that also that Laius is actually his real dad. On the other hand he tries to search for the killer so intensely that it proves that he is doesn’t know that he himself is the killer of the king. There is a part in the story when the citizens and the priest actually pray to the god because Oedipus has come to save their city from suffering; Oedipus has so much
Oedipus ordered Creon to get him a prophet, which was Teiresias, to reveal who killed Laius. Teiresias blamed Oedipus as the murderer of Laius. Oedipus then grew very angry when Teiresias accused Oedipus of being the murderer. After the feud between Oedipus and Teiresias, another feud began between Oedipus and Creon. Once Oedipus thought that Creon was going to plot against him for the throne, he wanted to kill Creon rather than banish him.
Oedipus explains how the suspect will face bad things, and that if the murderer was let into his own house, with his knowledge, he shall be punished for it. The reader can infer that Oedipus may be the culprit considering he may ironically be the “honored guest in his own home.” This can seem like a reasonable outcome considering the reader knows that the position of a king is honorable. Sophocles has
In order to find the killer of the old king and save his city, Oedipus will learn things about himself he wishes he never had, and in the process fulfill an old prophecy. While Oedipus may have been raised by mere Shepards, that doesn't not
For example, Oedipus curiosity to know the truth, even though many tried to hide the truth from him. Like Jocasta, Creon, Theresias, and the messenger. He always pushed them to speak, like the conversation between the messenger and Oedipus. “I wish to God I would die that day” . the messenger said.
He utterly disgusted with these accusations that he enters starts to point the finger at everybody but himself. ”Did you plot all of this, or could it be Creon?”2.5 Oedipus blindly ignores the truth and points the finger at everybody else, despite the evidence that are stacked against him. He believes Creon, who is like a brother to him, has conspired to take his crown. Instead of listening to the message he attacked the messenger and become a victim of his own downfall. Oedipus eventually comes to term that he is the reason for the curse of his beloved city.
He broke moral laws when he married his mother, and even when he killed his father. He felt that he was “Oedipus The Great,” and that he could escape his prophecy. This was shown when Oedipus was told by the god’s that he would marry his mother, and in rebuking that, he stated that he will leave Corinth, and will never do such a thing. Tiresias stated the flaw best when he said “You blame my temper, but you are unaware of the one you live with.” Meaning that Oedipus’ arrogance and bad temper are his problems/flaws. The king felt that the gods words were untrue and his fate was something that he could prevent, but he really couldn’t.