History Theatre / NoExit

24th Jul '16 11:45:11 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* CardCarryingVillain: Ines is quite self-aware of what a terrible person she is.



* IronicHell: Possibly the most stripped-down, bare-bones example in the history of fiction. [[spoiler:The only things making the hotel room a place of eternal torment are the exact same psychological flaws and unpleasantnesses that got you sent there in the first place.]]

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* IronicHell: Possibly the most A very stripped-down, bare-bones example in the history of fiction. [[spoiler:The version. You got sent to hell because you're an unpleasant person. Your punishment is to be locked into a room with two ''other'' unpleasant people. Forever. [[spoiler: And you're not even locked in- [[SelfInflictedHell it's only things making the hotel room a place of eternal torment are the exact same your psychological flaws and unpleasantnesses flaws, the ones that got you sent there to hell in the first place.place, that keep you there]].]]



* SelfInflictedHell: Literally, there is no need for FireAndBrimstoneHell because "Hell is other people". [[spoiler:Made even more poignant by the fact that the protagonists are given several opportunities to escape during the play, but are held back every time by their own flaws, fears and anxieties. Not only is hell other people, '''''YOU''''' are its security system.]]

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* SelfInflictedHell: Literally, there is no need for FireAndBrimstoneHell because The context of the famous "Hell is other people".people" quote. Each of the protagonists' natures as horrible people is the only reason that hell is anything like hellish. [[spoiler:Made even more poignant by the fact that the protagonists are given several opportunities to escape during the play, but are held back every time by their own flaws, fears and anxieties. Not only is hell other people, '''''YOU''''' are its security system.]]
23rd Jun '16 9:05:10 AM AdamC
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* CellPhonesAreUseless: A precursor to cell phones, when showing off the room the Valet draws attention to the service bell that the protagonists are to ring if they want something from the staff. He casually points out that the wiring on the bell is bad and it tends to be unreliable, never ringing when someone actually needs something. Sure enough, the bell breaks immediately after the Valet leaves, and only serves to mockingly reinforce the fact that our protagonists are sealed in together alone.
18th May '16 1:17:04 PM bt8257
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Hell involves locking you in a small hotel room with two [[LaserGuidedKarma similarly unpleasant]] [[JerkAss people]]... '''''[[AndIMustScream forever]]'''''. [[spoiler:Better yet, the door isn't locked. It even pops open near the end. '''''No one''' has the nerve to leave.'']]

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Hell involves locking you in a small hotel room with two [[LaserGuidedKarma similarly unpleasant]] [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} people]]... '''''[[AndIMustScream forever]]'''''. [[spoiler:Better yet, the door isn't locked. It even pops open near the end. '''''No one''' has the nerve to leave.'']]



* HellHotel: Arguably, this is the inversion (rather than an Earthly hotel being hellish, Hell is a rather normal Earthly hotel--on the surface anyway).

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* HellHotel: Arguably, this is the inversion (rather than an Earthly hotel being hellish, Hell is a rather normal Earthly hotel--on hotel–on the surface anyway).



* SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere: The play's setting. [[spoiler:As it turns out, it doesn't even ''have'' to be sealed.]]
* SelfInflictedHell: Literally, there is no need for FireAndBrimstoneHell because "Hell is other people". [[spoiler:Made even more poignant by the fact that the protagonists are given several opportunities to escape during the play, but are held back every time by their own flaws, fears and anxieties. Not only is hell other people, but its security system is ''yourself''.]]

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* SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere: The play's setting. [[spoiler:As it turns out, it doesn't even ''have'' to be sealed.]]
* SelfInflictedHell: Literally, there is no need for FireAndBrimstoneHell because "Hell is other people". [[spoiler:Made even more poignant by the fact that the protagonists are given several opportunities to escape during the play, but are held back every time by their own flaws, fears and anxieties. Not only is hell other people, but '''''YOU''''' are its security system is ''yourself''.system.]]
9th May '16 10:38:42 PM AdamC
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* MundaneAfterlife: As seen the page quote, the characters are amused that ''Hell'' is a mundane looking hotel.

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* MundaneAfterlife: As seen the page quote, the characters are amused that ''Hell'' is a mundane looking hotel. The dialog does make it clear that Hell isn't like this for everyone, though.
-->'''Garcin:''' ''(Gesturing a the decor)'' Are all the rooms like this one?\\
'''The Valet:''' How could they be? We cater to all sorts.
9th May '16 10:35:12 PM AdamC
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* VillainProtagonist: All of the characters are horrible people that have done horrible things. That's why they're in Hell, but only Ines recognizes this fact.

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* TrophyWife: Estelle was this in life, the young, pretty wife of a much older (and wealthier) gentleman.
* VillainProtagonist: All of the characters are horrible people that have done horrible things. That's why they're in Hell, but only Ines recognizes this fact.fact at first.
9th May '16 10:30:13 PM AdamC
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* AssholeVictim: You don't get to Hell by accident.
9th May '16 10:23:08 PM AdamC
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* AskAStupidQuestion: Once he gets over the fact that he's not being sent to a FireAndBrimstone hell, Garcin asks why he's not been given a toothbrush. The Valet explains this is common for new arrivals.
-->'''The Valet:''' All our guests aske me the same questions. Silly questions, if you'll pardon my saying so. Where's the torture-chamber? That's the first thing they ask, all of them. They don't bother their heads about the bathroom requisites, that I can assure you. But after a bit, when they've got their nerve back, they start in about their toothbrushes and what-ot.

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* AskAStupidQuestion: Once he gets over the fact that he's not being sent to a FireAndBrimstone hell, FireAndBrimstoneHell, Garcin asks why he's not been given a toothbrush. The Valet explains this is common for new arrivals.
-->'''The Valet:''' All our guests aske ask me the same questions. Silly questions, if you'll pardon my saying so. Where's the torture-chamber? That's the first thing they ask, all of them. They don't bother their heads about the bathroom requisites, that I can assure you. But after a bit, when they've got their nerve back, they start in about their toothbrushes and what-ot.



* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler: Garcin was emotionally abusive to his wife. That more than his deserting the army sent him to Hell.]]

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* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler: Garcin was emotionally abusive to his wife.wife, who he also openly cheated on. That more than his deserting the army sent him to Hell.]]
9th May '16 10:21:07 PM AdamC
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* AskAStupidQuestion: Once he gets over the fact that he's not being sent to a FireAndBrimstone hell, Garcin asks why he's not been given a toothbrush. The Valet explains this is common for new arrivals.
-->'''The Valet:''' All our guests aske me the same questions. Silly questions, if you'll pardon my saying so. Where's the torture-chamber? That's the first thing they ask, all of them. They don't bother their heads about the bathroom requisites, that I can assure you. But after a bit, when they've got their nerve back, they start in about their toothbrushes and what-ot.


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* DomesticAbuse: [[spoiler: Garcin was emotionally abusive to his wife. That more than his deserting the army sent him to Hell.]]


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* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: After taking a liking to her cousin's wife, Ines manipulated his murder so she'd have her to herself.]]
* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: Estelle, after being impregnated by her lover and not wishing her husband to find out, drowns the baby in a lake.]]
9th May '16 10:10:22 PM AdamC
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* AtLeastIAdmitIt: Ines is the first to realize that they're in Hell, and she makes no bones about what a terrible person she was. Garcin and Estelle, by contrast, attempt to keep up their genteel facades for a while, over which she browbeats them relentlessly.

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* AtLeastIAdmitIt: Ines is the first to realize that they're in Hell, and she makes no bones about what a terrible person she was. Garcin and Estelle, by contrast, attempt to keep up their genteel facades for a while, over which she browbeats them relentlessly. Eventually it's Garcin who suggests they all come clean and admit why they've been damned.


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* EvilIsPetty: The pettiness of all three is readily apparent, and as the play goes on we see how deep their evil deeds go.


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* TheGadfly: Ines appears to be this at first, and while she's the most pronounced, all three are soon revealed to be Gadflies to each other.


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* InsistentTerminology: Garcin and Estelle tend to fall into this a fair deal to try and distance themselves from what's become of them. Garcin avoids mentioning Hell by name to the Valet, referring to it as "This residence" while Estelle insists they all refer to themselves as "absentees" as opposed to dead people.


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* ItsAllAboutMe: All three are this, leading to the sins that caused them to become damned to begin with. They spend a good deal of time in hell fussing about how they're remembered on Earth, and (claiming) their friends are remembering them unfairly.


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* ServileSnarker: The Valet takes immense pleasure in welcoming the new guests, letting them figure out the nature of their hell for themselves and answering questions only when prompted.
11th Apr '16 10:02:40 PM Kuruni
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->''"This bronze. Yes, now's the moment; I'm looking at this thing on the mantelpiece, and I understand that I'm in {{hell}}. I tell you, everything's been thought out beforehand. They knew I'd stand at the fireplace stroking this thing of bronze, with all those eyes intent on me. Devouring me. What? Only two of you? I thought there were more; many more. So this is hell. I'd never have believed it. [[FireAndBrimstoneHell You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the burning marl,]] [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions Old wives' tales! There's no need for red-hot pokers.]] [[ItWasHisSled HELL IS--OTHER PEOPLE!]]"''

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->''"This bronze. Yes, now's the moment; I'm looking at this thing on the mantelpiece, and I understand that I'm in {{hell}}. I tell you, everything's been thought out beforehand. They knew I'd stand at the fireplace stroking this thing of bronze, with all those eyes intent on me. Devouring me. What? Only two of you? I thought there were more; many more. So this is hell. I'd never have believed it. [[FireAndBrimstoneHell You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the burning marl,]] [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions marl, Old wives' tales! There's no need for red-hot pokers.]] [[ItWasHisSled pokers. HELL IS--OTHER PEOPLE!]]"''
PEOPLE!"''
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