"I'm Fortune's pampered child. She will not let me down."
Oedipus is very stubborn and does not listen when he is given a warning by Tiresias that he is the killer of King Laius. Oedipus' stubbornness leads to his complete shock when he finds out about the prophecy.
"Lost! Ah lost! At last it's blazing clear."
When Oedipus tries to find out who the killer is and asks the Shepherd to come to the palace. Oedipus is sure that he is going to get the answer he wants because he is never let down.
At three cross roads Oedipus meets a man with a carriage that will not move out of his way. This man is his father and he kills him, therefore fufilling part of the prophecy.
"Pity you, Cithaeron, that you gave me harbor, took me in and did not kill me straight."
The Shepherd tells Oedipus the story of how he left Oedipus on the mountain and Oedipus realizes that Jocasta is his mother and that he killed his father.
Jocasta finds out that Oedipus is her son and kills herself. Oedipus, disgusted by himself, pokes his eyes with needles so that he does not have to see his children.
Oedipus does not want to live a good life anymore because he believes he does not deserve it. Oedipus did not know about the prophecy and was no able to control the prophecy.