No Exit and a Character Sketch of Joseph Garcin


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No Exit and a Character Sketch of Joseph Garcin
No Exit is an existentialist play by Jean-Paul Sartre. It begins with a valet leading a man named Joseph Garcin into a room that the audience soon sees to be an incarnation of hell. The room is empty, with no way out: no windows, mirrors, and only one door. Eventually, Garcin has company, and is joined by Ines Serrano and Estelle Riguault. After that, the valet leaves and the door (and by extension, the room) are permanently locked. These characters are left to essentially get to know each other’s innermost wants and thoughts, and gradually realize that they are being punished for their transgressions by each other. The play has a very important character within it named Joseph Garcin, and...
The end:, to create an individual pique in the universe.
Overall, Garcin is an interesting character that is very complex and fascinating to see and/or read in Sartre’s play. He is so many things at once, and doing things makes the ideas of existentialism come forth within the play. It also makes people wonder about their own lives, and how they may be regretful or seek approval or want not to be objectified. Existentialists say everyone in a sense is a tool of the universe, and a place that is vulnerable at best, and terrifying at worst. No Exit is a play that showcases Garcin to illuminate the tenets of existentialism and the dichotomies within life.
Sartre, Jean-Paul. No Exit: A Play In One Act. New York:
Samuel French Inc., 1958.