"I'm not good at hearing one found so laden with malevolence."
"As to the killer, slipping off alone or with a band of men, I now call down a life to fit a life dragged out in degradation."
Oedipus' flaw is his arrogance. He is hot-headed and refuses to listen to others.
Oedipus is extremely stubborn. If he doesn't like the truth of something, he won't listen and will refuse it.
When Creon returns from Pythia with a prophecy from the oracle. A sacrifice must be made for the plague on Thebes. This starts Oedipus' quest for Laius' killer, which he doesn't know is himself.
Oedipus finally realizes that he was the one that killed Laius, his father, and married his own mother. He is devastated and runs into the palace.
After realizing her incestual relationship with her son, Oedipus' wife kills herself. Oedipus, distraught, blinds himself by shoving pins into his eyes. He says, "You shall not see me nor my crime, not see my present shame."
In the end, Oedipus is banished from Thebes by Creon. He is forced to leave his entire life behind and never sees his children again.