No Exit Questions and Answers

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In a way, yes. The individual colors themselves may not serve as a direct symbol for anything, but like everything else in the room, the way that the characters interact with them is telling of...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2019, 11:14 pm (UTC)

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The paper knife represents the futility of any of the character's efforts to cut through what each is, or to terminate their existence in the room. After Garcin in his frustration shouts for the...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2010, 10:15 am (UTC)

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Once the stories of their lives and misdeeds are revealed, along with the dawning realization that they are trapped for eternity in each others' company, Estelle, Garcin, and Inez experience...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2019, 3:06 pm (UTC)

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Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit follows the classical rules of unity, action, and place. As a one-act play, there is, of course, unity. And, with a singleness of setting, everything works towards one...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2010, 1:58 am (UTC)

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All the characters in Jean-Paul Sartre's play exhibit traits that the audience will likely find objectionable. The characters find fault with themselves, exhibiting little surprise at their...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2019, 1:59 am (UTC)

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During the time that Sartre wrote No Exit, there were strict censorship laws imposed by the Nazis (who still occupied France at the time). A classic piece of existentialism, No Exit met little...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2018, 1:19 am (UTC)

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Considered by many critics to be Jean-Paul Sartre's most easily understood dramatization of his philosophy of Existentialism, Huis Clos, or No Exit as it is called in English is a one-act play in...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2010, 2:56 pm (UTC)

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The ending to the play reflects different elements. One potential way to read the ending of "let's get on with it" would be the commencement of enduring the consequences for their actions. Each...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2012, 6:40 am (UTC)

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Garcin's exclamation that "hell is other people" is an expression of his newfound realization that his eternal existence will be the punishing state of a triangular relationship with Inèz and...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2020, 8:26 pm (UTC)

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In No Exit by Jean-Paul Satre, there are only two other people in the hotel room of garish couches. Unlike the stereotypical hell, it is not hot in the room and the walls are not red. The valet...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2010, 3:55 pm (UTC)

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The main conflict in No Exit (and in Sartre's philosophy of existentialism) is human vs. human concerning freedom. Remember, No Exit was written during the Nazi occupation of France, so Sartre...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2010, 5:44 am (UTC)

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Estelle Rigault is the classic example of someone whose whole identity is defined by the look of the Other. In true Sartrean fashion, Estelle has been turned into an object by the look, objectified...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2018, 10:18 am (UTC)

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In Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit. the philosophy of Existentialism prevails. Here are some literary elements. The motif of freedom. The three characters, Garcin, Inez, and Estella are all cowardly....

Latest answer posted July 17, 2011, 12:05 pm (UTC)

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At the beginning of the play, the stage directions indicate that Garcin finds himself in a "drawing-room in Second Empire style." The "Second Empire style" refers to a style of furniture popular...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2019, 7:47 pm (UTC)

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With an assignment such as this one, it is critically important to remember that Sartre was an atheist. For Sartre, there was no God and thus the traditional Christian vision of sin and salvation...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2020, 10:42 pm (UTC)

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Even though she has landed in hell, Estelle seems to have no ability to recognize her faults and wants to be admired for her beauty and charm. Upon her arrival, she tells Garcin and Inez that she...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2018, 12:04 am (UTC)

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The question of why the three main characters of Satre's No Exit—Joseph Garcin, Inez Serrano, and Estelle Rigault—assert power is not explicitly stated in the play, but rather demonstrated their...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2020, 3:48 pm (UTC)

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In No Exit, Sartre illustrates his existential concept of being. In his philosophical works Sartre distinguishes between being-in-itself, or en soi, and being-for-itself, or pour soi. In very...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2019, 11:00 am (UTC)

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Jean-Paul Sartre's original views of freedom were entirely metaphysical. In his book Being and Nothingness, Sartre had a number of ideas about how human consciousness was the key of ontological...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020, 8:05 am (UTC)

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No Exit (French: Huis Clos) is a French play by Jean-Paul Sartre and considered an important part of existentialist literature. The play was first performed in May 1944. The setting of the play is...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2019, 7:12 am (UTC)

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