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No Exit

No Exit


by Jean-Paul Sartre

No Exit Life, Consciousness, Existence 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.

Quote #4

VALET: Do you require me any longer? (107)

The valet is defined by his role as a valet (hence the lack of a real name). He is there only by necessity. When he isn’t needed, he essentially ceases to exist for the other characters in the play (hence his absence from the stage).

Quote #5

GARCIN: Let me tell you that I've no use for the "child," as you call her. (252)

Already, despite his seeming compassion, Garcin views the women as objects. Estelle has no use for him, so he ignores her and discounts her presence.

Quote #6

INEZ: It's getting dark. Now he's going to kiss her. But that's my room, MY room! Pitch-dark now. I can't see anything, but I hear them whispering, whispering. Is he going to make love to her on MY bed? (352)

It seems that perhaps Inez still maintains her share of "human dignity," just like Garcin.

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