Going it Alone- Rehawa Haile

Going it Alone- Rehawa Haile Progym: Commonplace Rehawa Haile opens up her story with a seemingly normal everyday activity, being hiking. Hiking is done all over the world, by all different types of people. As she hikes she is approached by a stranger coming from the opposite direction. This is when she gets hit by […]

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Corrupt Islands

Type of Progym: Commonplace About two days after Election Day, I continue to feel extremely cynical about my home island’s government. While Kincaid showcased a lovely side to Antigua, she even compares the beauty of the island to “a stage set for a play” (77), I couldn’t help but focus on her criticism about Antigua’s […]

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Supposedly Fun Thing Part 2

In the latter part of his essay, Wallace starts describing the faults and dissatisfactions he now sees in things he previously marveled at. The commonplace vices he now sees in the aggressively loud flush of his toilet,  the embarrassing dance routines, the too-small tray holding places under his door were all things he marveled at […]

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