History Theatre / NoExit

23rd Nov '16 11:16:26 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* SelfInflictedHell: The context of the famous "Hell is other 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.]]

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* SelfInflictedHell: The context of the famous "Hell is other people" quote. Each of the protagonists' natures as horrible people is the The only reason that hell Hell is anything like hellish.hellish is because all the protagonists are horrible people who can't help but make each other miserable via social interaction. [[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.]]



* TriangRelations: Played with all over the place. Hell picks the roommates very well; every one of them is CAPABLE of respecting each other at least superficially, but when any two start getting along, the third person will try to break it up out of jealousy; all three are attention whores and cannot stand the other two being friendly. Estelle causes problems by making romantic overtures at both of them, Ines by picking one to degrade in the eyes of the other, and Garcin by trying to make himself look superior to one or the other. The three are perfectly suited to constantly making each other miserable via social shenanigans, and yet incapable of dealing with the idea of leaving the other two.

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* TriangRelations: Played with all over the place. Hell picks the roommates very well; every one of them is CAPABLE ''capable'' of respecting each other at least superficially, but when any two start getting along, the third person will try to break it up out of jealousy; all three are attention whores and cannot stand the other two being friendly. Estelle causes problems by making makes romantic overtures at both but really wants to get with Garcin, who ends up ignoring her in favor of them, Ines by picking one to degrade in (because he thinks that Ines, as the eyes of the other, OnlySaneMan, will be able to validate him), while Ines ignores and Garcin by trying to make himself look superior to one or the other. degrades him because she's in love with Estelle. The three are perfectly suited to constantly making torturing each other miserable via social shenanigans, and yet incapable of dealing with the idea of leaving the other two.



* YourCheatingHeart: A major part of Garcin's emotional abuse of his wife, which is what put him in Hell in the first place.

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* YourCheatingHeart: A major part of Garcin's emotional abuse of Garcin and Estelle both cheated on their spouses, and Garcin even made his wife, which is what put him wife serve them coffee in Hell in bed. Ines, on the first place.other hand, just went for MurderTheHypotenuse.
23rd Nov '16 10:40:37 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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23rd Nov '16 10:40:27 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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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.

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* MinimalistCast: The only characters are Estelle, Garcin, Inez, and the Valet (who's' a one-scene wonder).
* MundaneAfterlife: As seen the page quote, the characters are amused that ''Hell'' The characters' afterlife is a mundane looking hotel.mundane-looking hotel room with three couches, much to their amusement. The dialog does make it clear that Hell isn't like this for everyone, though.
25th Oct '16 12:43:22 PM whiteladydragon000
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A classic play by Creator/JeanPaulSartre that's highly popular in UsefulNotes/{{Existentialism}}, ''No Exit'' is an often darkly comic look at the SelfInflictedHell faced by its three [[VillainProtagonist protagonists]]. They are [[DomesticAbuse Joseph Garcin]] [[DirtyCoward Garcin]], an insecure journalist; [[CardCarryingVillain Ines]] [[{{Sadist}} Serrano]], a [[PsychoLesbian lesbian]] postal clerk, and [[CuteAndPsycho Estelle]] [[{{Yandere}} Rigault]], a [[StepfordSmiler beautiful and charming]] young aristocrat.

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A classic play by Creator/JeanPaulSartre that's highly popular in UsefulNotes/{{Existentialism}}, ''No Exit'' is an often darkly comic look at the SelfInflictedHell faced by its three [[VillainProtagonist protagonists]]. They are [[DomesticAbuse Joseph Garcin]] Joseph]] [[DirtyCoward Garcin]], an insecure journalist; [[CardCarryingVillain Ines]] [[{{Sadist}} Serrano]], a [[PsychoLesbian lesbian]] postal clerk, and [[CuteAndPsycho Estelle]] [[{{Yandere}} Rigault]], a [[StepfordSmiler beautiful and charming]] young aristocrat.
22nd Oct '16 2:18:36 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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A classic play by Creator/JeanPaulSartre that's highly popular in UsefulNotes/{{Existentialism}}, ''No Exit'' is an often darkly comic look at the SelfInflictedHell faced by its three [[VillainProtagonist protagonists]]. They are [[DirtyCoward Garcin]], an insecure journalist; Ines, a [[PsychoLesbian lesbian]] postal clerk, and Estelle, a [[StepfordSmiler beautiful]] [[{{yandere}} and charming]] young aristocrat.

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A classic play by Creator/JeanPaulSartre that's highly popular in UsefulNotes/{{Existentialism}}, ''No Exit'' is an often darkly comic look at the SelfInflictedHell faced by its three [[VillainProtagonist protagonists]]. They are [[DomesticAbuse Joseph Garcin]] [[DirtyCoward Garcin]], an insecure journalist; Ines, [[CardCarryingVillain Ines]] [[{{Sadist}} Serrano]], a [[PsychoLesbian lesbian]] postal clerk, and Estelle, [[CuteAndPsycho Estelle]] [[{{Yandere}} Rigault]], a [[StepfordSmiler beautiful]] [[{{yandere}} beautiful and charming]] young aristocrat.



* AssholeVictim: You don't get to Hell by accident.

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* AssholeVictim: You don't get to Hell by accident.Garcin and Estelle at first insist that they're in hell because of a mistake. They aren't. Ines at least is very well aware that she was an evil person and had this coming.



* OnlySaneMan: Garcin believes himself to be this. He thinks that he's a provider and pacifist who really has no reason to be in hell. He isn't. Ines is the real deal, being the first one to recognize that all three of them (herself included) were awful people and are in hell for that reason.

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* OnlySaneMan: Garcin believes himself to be this. He thinks that he's a provider and pacifist who really has no reason to be in hell. He isn't. here. Ines is the real deal, being the first one to recognize that all three of them (herself included) were awful people they're in Hell, there for very good reasons, and are in hell for that reason. supposed to torture each other.
22nd Oct '16 2:08:57 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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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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* 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. That's their punishment- they're stuck in a room making each other miserable forever.



* OnlySaneMan: Garcin believes himself to be this, being a provider, and a pacifist, and therefore has no reason to be there. He's neither. When he and Estelle begin lying, painting themselves as better people, and the fact that there must be a mistake, Ines sees through them, and accuses them, and herself, of being all rotten people, who should just admit what they did. She's also the first to hammer in the fact that they're in hell, and deserve to be there.

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* OnlySaneMan: Garcin believes himself to be this, being this. He thinks that he's a provider, provider and a pacifist, and therefore pacifist who really has no reason to be there. He's neither. When he and Estelle begin lying, painting themselves as better people, and the fact that there must be a mistake, in hell. He isn't. Ines sees through them, and accuses them, and herself, of is the real deal, being all rotten people, who should just admit what they did. She's also the first one to hammer in the fact recognize that they're in hell, all three of them (herself included) were awful people and deserve to be there.are in hell for that reason.


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* {{Sadist}}: Ines lives for hurting others and quite readily admits it.
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.
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