Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit

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In No Exit, by Jean Paul Sartre, three people are in a room together in hell because they have sinned during their lifetime. From an existentialist point of view, existence precedes essence, and the formula of essence is the combination of existence freedom of choice, and responsibility. In the play, Garcin, Inez, and Estelle need others to think of them in a way to have satisfaction which contradicts the theme existence precedes existence. For example, the three of them committed a sin and didn’t own up to it. That proves that they are missing responsibility from the formula of essence. Garcin ran away from the army and doesn’t tell Estell or Inez about it, and hopes that they think of him as a heroic man. Inez wants everybody to tell the
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