The Question and Answer section for Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
What specifically do you mean by, "what he does." ?
Oedipus often lets his hubris and pride make him overreact in conflicts. In line with most tragic 'heroes,' Oedipus has a clear hamartia - or tragic flaw - which precipitates his woeful fate. in this case, it's his pride, which allows him to...
There is a series of disasters like bad soil, still born babies, and general sickness. Oedipus tells the Elders to pray but also listen to his instructions.