Three-Act Plot Analysis
Garcin, Estelle, and Inez arrive in hell.
No one is willing to admit that they’ve done anything wrong. Bad faith rules the day as the three individuals try to figure out what’s going on and what they should do without owning up to their actions or making any decisions.
Everyone breaks down and admits their crimes. They all figure out that they’re in a cafeteria-style hell, as Inez puts it, and are fated to be each other’s torturers. Garcin then chooses hell, essentially for all three of them, and resigns them all to an eternity of mental torment.