As one of Sartre’s existentialist works, No Exit expectedly explores the idea of radical personal freedom. Man is free to do anything he wants, as long as he is willing to accept the consequences. With this freedom comes a similarly radical personal responsibility; man must own up to his actions and deal with the fall-out. In No Exit, three characters trapped in hell are forced to come to terms with this concept. Garcin, Inez and Estelle react in a variety of ways, from accepting the painful anguish of freedom to fleeing from freedom in bad faith.
Garcin makes progress towards existentialist values and moves away from bad faith throughout the course of No Exit.