In this time, the priest Is talking to Oedipus, thanking him for everything he has done. Everyone thinks Oedipus is amazing because of all the stuff he has done for them
Creon asks Oedipus if he wants to hear the message in private but he denies. The reason this is important because it is what sets the story, they have to find the murder of the past king to prevent the plague
Oedipus accuses Creon of murdering the past King and they begin arguing. This scene is important because It ends up showing how the relationship with Creon and Oedipus will go. It also shows the kind of person Oedipus is when he is having trouble.