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Research Sartre's philosophy of existentialism. Discuss No Exit in terms of this theory.

Explore the history of the time and place in which No Exit was written—German-occupied Paris during World War II. How do you think these conditions influenced Sartre when he wrote No Exit?

Compare No Exit to other depictions of hell in art, music, literature, and other plays. One possible book is Dante's Inferno.

Compare No Exit to The Victors, another play by Sartre that takes place in a single room and concerns the torture of others. Discuss possible reasons why No Exit has retained its popularity and The Victors has not.


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