Analysis Of Hell In No Exit

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No Exit is a play that I remeber seeing in compition in High school. Once I saw the name I instanly was tranported back to watching my fellow speech class mates practicing the play for compition. What do the damn have to say to the damned? No Exit seems to answer half of that question. Jean-Paul Sartre is a 1944 existentialist play writer. He explores peoples own private hell and poses the question what happens if you are in a room with no exit in hell what then? Jean-Paul Satre’s version of Hell in No Exit is full of drama, irony and humor. Most of us view Hell full of demon and the Devil with horns and pitch fork torturing us in a lake full of fire. Jean-Paul Satre takes you on a journey of the phychological impact of Hell in a way we…show more content…
Existentialist believe in moral responsibility and this play is the result of those who take no responsibility for their actions even while trapped in Hell they are still trying to escape. The charaters of No Exit are forced to be with boorish people which in a sense are a fate worse then death itself. This play is timeless and can easily be applied to today’s world and how people live. Jean-Paul Satre shows us that Hell is on earth wit the only differance is that in Hell you can not escape your sins but they are ever present. Were as in the living world we can hide behind masks and concile our demons. “This presents a contrasting view to one tenet of existentialism, something which Sartre was heavily affiliated with. If there were no ill consequences, on what grounds would people be sent to Hell? Or Heaven for that matter? This new view brings to light the absurdity of life.” (Girard, Denis, and W. Thompson. Cassell 's French & English Dictionary. New York: John Wiley & Sons,…show more content…
“It is the source of Sartre 's especially famous and often misinterpreted quotation "L 'enfer, c 'est les autres" or "Hell is other people", a reference to Sartre 's ideas about the Look and the perpetual ontological struggle of being caused to see oneself as an object in the world of another consciousness.”. The original title is the French equivalent of the legal term in camera, referring to a private discussion behind closed doors; English translations have also been performed under the titles In Camera, No Way Out, Vicious Circle, Behind Closed Doors, and Dead End. The play was first performed at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier in May 1944.” ("No Exit." www.wikipedia.com). The word no exit is also used in judicial procedding as to not allow the public access to the inside court proceedings or the documents presented. The people who are locked in the play are in a sense on trial for their life and have no exit to escape they are alone with the demons they create. This play focuses on the characters emotional bond as aposed to the fact they are stuck together in a room with no exit. This is demenstrated when one of the charaters Garcin almost leaves the room but stays to listen to Inez’ thoughts. It is this tug a war inside that makes this hell so real. We all struggle with our own demons and are in a sense trapped in a room with no exit. Lots of things can be

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