No Exit Sartre

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Jean-Paul Sartre expressed his negative views of society, in No Exit, by infusing his ideas into its 3 main characters, Garcin, Inez and Estelle. These ideas could be seen at almost every point in the story because Sartre conveyed them through his characters multiple flawed actions and personality traits. Garcin, the sole male character in No Exit, first showed Sartre's negative outlook on society through his abusive and cowardly ways. This can be seen when it was revealed that Garcin had neglected his wife by cheating on her and also, physically abusing her. When talking to Inez and Estelle, Garcin often confessed his wrong doings. For example he stated "I am here because I treated my wife abominably... I brought half caste girl to stay…show more content…
Garcin, Inez, and Estelle all possessed this negative quality and it may well have been their most dominate trait. It is also know that Jean-Paul Sartre found society very self-centered and this can be seen when he was quoted saying “It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous”. Here Sartre is basically comparing a man’s selfishness to animalistic behaviors, and says that it, sadly, didn’t surprise him. He expressed these frustrations with mankind in various way throughout his play. First with Garcin’s women and deserting issues. Garcin was extremely selfish to put aside his wife’s feelings and conspicuously cheat on her. He didn’t care about the fact that his wife had devoted her whole self to him, rather, he was only concerned about his fear of commitment. Garcin also skipped out on his duties in joining the army. He was too indulged in his pacifist ideas to realize that his country needed his assistance. Both of these examples showed how Garcin was too concerned about his own emotions and beliefs to care about his own obligations as a man. Then there was Inez. She wanted the people she loved, all to herself and refused to share. This was first evident when Inez revealed her real sins to Garcin and Estelle. To put it simply, she had taken the life of her own cousin, just so she could be his girlfriends, new and only lover. Through these actions, it was obvious to see that Inez would do whatever it took to get what she wanted, even if that involved the selfish act of murder. Later on in the play, Inez also attempted to manipulate Estelle into loving her. Estelle was able to resist Inez’s evil ways and made it clear that she had zero interests in Inez. Then, moments later, Estelle and Garcin had started to become fond of each

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