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No Exit

No Exit

by Jean-Paul Sartre

Life, Consciousness, Existence Quotes Page 2

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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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