According 1984, pg. 237). The king has poked

According to Oedipus the king, Oedipus, the king of
Thebes, is a tragic hero who experiences a unique relationship with his family
and his citizens. Oedipus swear to their citizens, who killed Laius, he will
banish him, but he did not know that he is swearing himself. Tiresias is the
blind person and he is a person who has to find the murderer. Tiresias knew
that the murderer is Oedipus, but he did not tell the king. “What? You know and
you won’t tell? You’re bent on betraying us, destroying Thebes?” Oedipus asked
(Fagles, 1984, pg.177). “I’d rather not cause pain for you or me. So why this…
useless interrogation? You’ll get nothing from me” Tiresias answered (Fagles,
1984, pg.177).  Oedipus was so angry that
Tiresias did not tell him. But at the end, Tiresias unwillingly tell him, the
murderer is Oedipus that killed Laius and married with Jocasta. Oedipus has not
believed him and thought that Creon wants to eliminate him and want to be the
king instead of him. After that time, Oedipus tried to find the truth, and he
found out that he is a murderer. After he knew, he is a murderer, he runs to
find Jocasta, but he saw her hung herself. “And there we saw the woman hanging
by the neck, cradled high in a woven noose, spinning, swinging back and forth”
(Fafles, 1984, p.237). “You, you’ll see no more pain I suffered, all the pain I
caused! Too long you looked on the ones you never should have seen, blind to
the ones you longed to see, to know! Blind from this hour on!”  Oedipus said (Fagles, 1984, pg. 237). The
king has poked his eyes out because he felt guilty about what the things that
he has done. The important quest of Oedipus in Oedipus the king found out who
killed Laius. He did everything for himself, he did not care about others. He
did not care what is Jocasta thinking, or what is the citizens thinking. He
tries to escape his true fate from his previous life. Many tragic events
followed the revealing of the truth.