I will not be persuaded to let be the chance of finding out the whole thing clearly.
Then the best counsel vexes me, and has for some while since.
I beg you—do not hunt this out—I beg you, if you have any care for your own life. What I am suffering is enough [...] O be persuaded by me, I entreat you; do not do this.
I will bring this to light again. King Phoebus fittingly took this care about the dead, and you to fittingly.
Whoever he was that killed the king may readily 170 wish to dispatch me with his murderous hand; so helping the dead king I help myself.
The God commanded clearly: let some one punish with force this dead man’s murderers.
What parents? Stop! Who are they of all the world?
I am a fool then, as it seems to you— but to the parents who have bred you, wise.
This day will show your birth and will destroy you.
Upon the hearing the Messenger's story, Queen Jocasta kneels down, beseeching Oedipus to spoke asking questions. His curiosity leads him to discovering his real parents, and cause him grief.
She gave it to you?
It was one of the childrenof Laius. [...] The child was called his child; but shewithin,1344 your wife would tell you best how all this was.
Creon announce to Oedipus that the only way to save the city was finding Laius's killer. Oedipus promises to punish him to banishment or death. His hubris on finding the killer lead him to learning that he was the one who cause the murder.
Tiresias clues him that his parents are not his. This scene reveals that Oedipus will know more about his birth.
The shepherd finally leads him to knowing that his wife and the late king are his parents. He realizes that his own curiosity on his birth result the death of his mother/wife.
Light of the sun, let me1365 look upon you no more after today!I who first saw the light bred of a matchaccursed and accursed in my livingwith them I lived with, cursed in my killing
Blind, Oedipus ask Creon to banish away from Thebes. His downfall was him dethroning himself from the throne because he is the cause of the probelm.
Discovering Jocasta has kill herself, Oedipus stabs his own eyes. If only he was not stubborn, curios, and hubris it would have not end like this. The audience experience pity for Oedipus because shocking events keeps on coming.