Temper is a dangerous thing
Angered, upset, and frustrated because the truth is not what he really wanted. Although Oedipus’ anger is directed towards others, his temper hurts himself, and the city that he claims to love. Oedipus is scared about what the oracle of Apollo tells him, him killing his father, so he runs away. He’s mad at Tierces for telling him the truth. Also at Creon, his brother in law and a king’s men, thinking he put Creon up to telling a lie so he may take the throne.
Oedipus first hertz himself with his temper by when he ran away from home because a drunken man tells Oedipus about the prophecy, Oedipus will spill the blood of his father and lay with his own mother. So he runs home to ask his parents if they were his biological ones. Instead of telling him the truth, they tell him that they are his biological parents. Oedipus is driven by rage. This leads him to kill five guards and a man in a chariot where three roads meet. It was those words that sent him off to fulfill the prophecy in the first place. On his way out of Corinth, we catch a glimpse of another volatile explosion. He becomes involved in a scuffle with a band of men at a crossroad. In his fit of unleashed anger, he attacks and kills the men, not knowing that one of the men is King Laios. Being very short tempered, he is quick to lash out at those whose opinions are different from his.
The second episode appears when Teiresias refuses to tell him who murdered King Laios, Oedipus becomes very upset. He then insult Teiresias violently. Teiresias is finally provoked into telling Oedipus the truth. That he is responsible for the death of King
Laios. Oedipus then accuses him of lying and conspiring with Creon against him.
This once again shows his short temper. He is full of anger and rage that is expressed as quickly as it is forgotten. Oedipus is stubbornly resistant to the full details of the story,
always attributing these events to mere coincidence. His...