Sartre, No Exit, existentialism
English Language and Literature
Jean-Paul Sartre is an existentialist that wrote in many different mediums and about many different topics. His play No Exit is a sobering glimpse into his idea of the afterlife. In this paper, I explore how he perfectly melds his idea of the afterlife into the medium of the theatre. The uses of setting and dialogue are key to effective conveyance of his philosophies. Additionally, the characters can break the rules of reality. This enables the audience to experience things in ways that are not possible outside of an artistic medium. He not only expresses his thoughts on life and after, but he creates a suspenseful statement of a play.
Daul, Logan, "No Exit: The Significance of Setting and Medium" (2020). IdeaFest. 3.