Throughout the story, Oedipus’ lack of persistence is most obvious. Wanting to end this mystery of the death of Laios as quickly as possible, Oedipus passes an edict to kill anyone who keeps info. Teiresias evaluated Oedipus’ patience in the start of the story with details he was keeping, “I did not know what rubbish you would speak, or I would have hardly sent for u.”. This restless implicating of Teiresias showed to be bad, specifically because Teiresias foretold the ending of the story. If Oedipus had been more patient and waited, he might have not been quite so upset about the future, nor shaken up about what was to take place.
Nevertheless, that a person trait did not alone take away his position of high authority. Oedipus showed anger throughout the entire story, which did not assist him at all. During the story, we learn of Oedipus’ anger as he knocked a passerby at the conference of the 3 highways,” I being infuriated, strike him who scrambled me” Later, this passerby whom he angrily and rapidly eliminated, was exposed to be Laios, Oedipus’ daddy. Oedipus’ anger is likewise shown as he starts to insult Teiresias by calling him an old man, “Blind as you remain in eyes, and ears, and mind!” The final characteristic that was Oedipus’ greatest opponent throughout the play was his own truthfulness.
Whenever new realities provided themselves, Oedipus gave them a sincere look. As soon as it was suspect that Oedipus was included, he acknowledged it. Oedipus never ever held back any proof pointing to his possible future eviction and loss of his kingly status. As the plot grew to the uppermost point, Oedipus proceeds testimony of the Shepherd, as he wanted to hear more. This quality was the binding trait that brought Oedipus’ failure. If Oedipus hid all the facts worrying himself, he might have quickly buried this as nobody would know that he eliminated his father.
Presented as a caring and concerned King, he suddenly emerges as a rash and presumptuous character whose choices are not well established. His traits of anger, lack of patience, and truthfulness, each assisted accelerate his decrease of power. Regrettably, for Oedipus, this decrease of power led to the plucking of his own eyes. Oedipus’ destructive behavior ultimately results in the awareness of his real identity that also brings this scary truth to dishonor his household and destroy his image in the eyes of individuals.