Although Oedipus has all along being proud, he is remorseful of his actions. He even thinks of terminating his own life more so after he realizes that his wife and mother, Jocasta, has hanged herself. He only manages to stab his eyes with a pin but before he kills himself, the prophet comes in and orders for his execution. The actions he does at this stage prove that he is depressed and in despair. This shows a very changed king who has feelings of shame and despair while initially he was an arrogant and proud man who could not care of any situations. The last words of the song refer to the king that he can only be at peace after he has died. Since he has not died, he will remain in deep depression but not at peace.