No Exit

by: Jean-Paul Sartre

Suggested Essay Topics

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Why does Estelle try and kill Inez? Is her attempt an example of self-deception or the absurdity of her situation? What is the paper-knife used to stab Inez a symbol of?

Why does time pass more quickly on earth than it does in hell?

What is self-deception, and what role does it play in No Exit? Why won't any of the characters admit to their crimes even in hell? Couldn't Garcin deceive himself into believing that he was brave?

Does Inez suffer from "bad faith" just as Garcin and Estelle do? Does she think she has freedom of choice even in hell? Why or why not?

Why does the Valet have no eyelids? Why does this bother Garcin? What is different from the Valet's gaze to that of Inez?

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