Saturday, March 20, 2010
tiger woods and the golf chorus...a modern oedipus?
over spring break (a nice time away from graduate studies and teaching), i think i watched way too much CNN. i was thinking about tiger woods, his supposed (rather quick) come back and could not help but think of Oedipus and how the chorus acts as conscience. even though the masters tournament draws and houses the prestige of prestige fans, someone is going to heckle. and what if that person yells what used to be a common phrase of support "in the hole"...? yikes...a conscience check if ever.
though a good king to his people, Oedipus's pride destroys him, but it also prevents him from perpetual incest...i wonder where tiger gauges on pride, today? i wonder if the golf chorus will be able to whip him morally? i'm still on the 'probably not' side of things, but one never knows..
provoking images of Oedipus via google: