No Exit | Study Guide

Jean-Paul Sartre

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No Exit | Characters

Character Description
Garcin A pacifist journalist from Rio de Janeiro, Joseph Garcin arrives in hell after being shot by a firing squad for cowardice. Read More
Inez Inez Serrano, killed by leaking gas, is an intelligent, bitter working-class woman. She admits to her evil ways in life, which caused her lover to kill both Inez and herself. Read More
Estelle Younger than Garcin and Inez, Estelle Rigault is a vain, superficial, snobbish woman who has betrayed her husband, tormented her lover, and murdered her infant daughter. Having died of pneumonia, she believes at first she is damned by mistake. Read More
Florence Seduced away from her husband by Inez, young, guilt-ridden Florence killed herself and Inez by turning on the gas before the two went to sleep. Florence does not appear in the play.
Gomez A journalist in Brazil, Gomez and others rejected Garcin's pacifism and denounced him as a coward. Gomez does not appear in the play.
Olga Estelle's close friend, Olga grieved over Estelle's illness and death but soon after betrays Estelle by telling her secrets to a potential lover. Olga does not appear in the play.
Peter A recent lover of Estelle before her death, 18-year-old Peter used tender expressions to describe her. Now she "hears" him using the same words with Olga. Peter does not appear in the play.
Roger The father of Estelle's child, Roger shot himself in the face after Estelle killed their daughter. Roger does not appear in the play.
Valet The valet leads each character to the room after death and gives basic information about it.
Garcin's wife A timid woman whom Garcin says he rescued from the gutter, Garcin's wife shed no tears at the death of her faithless husband. Garcin's wife does not appear in the play.
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