by Jean-Paul Sartre
No Exit Courage Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue. We used the translation by S. Gilbert found in No Exit and Three Other Plays, published by Vintage International in 1989.
GARCIN: Are you going to love me?
ESTELLE: I wonder now!
GARCIN: Will you trust me?
ESTELLE: What a quaint thing to ask! Considering you'll be under my eyes all the time, and I don't think I've much to fear from Inez, so far as you're concerned.
GARCIN: Obviously. I was thinking of another kind of trust. (431-5)
What is Garcin referring to here? What "kind of trust" does he mean?
INEZ: What about your wife, Garcin?
GARCIN: Oh, didn't I tell you? She's dead.
GARCIN: Yes, she died just now. About two months ago.
INEZ: Of grief?
GARCIN: What else should she die of? (462-7)
Not only does Garcin not feel remorse over the way he treated his wife, he doesn’t even recognize that what he did was wrong in the first place.