Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Characters

Meet the Cast

Joseph Garcin

Mr. Nice GuyBefore he died, Joseph Garcin was "a journalist and man of letters by profession" (70). We know that he ran a pacifist newspaper and was shot for his principles in a time of war. He was...

Inez Serrano

A self-proclaimed sadist, Inez is one tough cookie. She believes that each person should be out for themselves ("You'd do better to watch your own interests," she tells Garcin), and refuses to let...

Estelle Rigault

Estelle Rigault is a young society woman from Paris. Orphaned as a teen, she married a rich older man to support her and her brother, had an affair with a boy closer to her own age, and drowned the...

The Valet

The valet leads the three characters into hell. His uncle is the head valet. His eyelids are paralyzed.

The valet’s uncle

The valet's uncle is the head valet in hell.

Garcin’s Wife

She's "a born martyr," according to Garcin. She dies shortly after she gets the news about her husband.

Gomez

Gomez is one of Garcin’s colleagues at the newspaper office back on earth. Garcin is very concerned with what Gomez and the others are saying about him.

Florence

Florence is the wife of Inez’s cousin, and potentially Inez’s lover on earth.

Inez’s Cousin

Inez's cousin is Florence’s husband. He was killed by a tram.

Peter

Peter is a young man in love with Estelle; from hell, Estelle watches Olga hit on him.

Roger

Roger is Estelle’s young lover and the father of her daughter. He "danced the tango divinely." He also shot himself after Estelle killed their child.

Estelle’s Husband

Estelle's husband is a rich and older man.

Olga

Olga is Estelle’s "bosom friend" who doesn’t cry at the funeral. She tries to get Peter after Estelle’s death.
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