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In the play No Exit written by Jean-Paul Sartre three souls are united in the same room in hell Garcin Inez and Estelle are placed into this unexpected situation with each other They are faced with memories of their sins and the hell that is created is that they have each other to remind if their sins that they committed In other words their hell is one another In this play which takes place in a plain room furnished in Second Empire style death is a great leveler Although the three characters may be of dissimilar status or led different lives while they were living now that they are together in hell they are of equal ness Even though each of them are damned to this room for different sins they committed they are put there together for a reason they are each others hell and in order to live they need each other in hell Each character can see into their lost lives past and present until the people on earth forget about them Garcin Inez and Estelle are glance-thirsty which means that they need to acknowledge the fact that they are there for each other Characters become their own torture and start to torture themselves With no mirrors the other characters define who and what they look like If there were mirrors they would not be able to rely upon each other So each character redefines the others identity and changes it to what they believe is beauty Throughout the play the characters are given the opportunity for improvising They inevitably try to change the situation that they are in and decide not to talk in order to not become each others hell but talking was unavoidable and this did not work As stated before Garcin Inez and Estelle are put together for a reason Each character relies upon one another Garcin needs Inez to tell him that he is not a coward
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