Jean-Paul Sartre Essays

Nausea

Philosophers of all ages have had to come to terms with the existence of God. If God exists then ideas of philosophy such as determinism and a perfect ideal of existence are concepts which can be effectively discussed. However, if there is no God,...

Nausea

The phrase 'existence precedes essence' is often used in order to summarize existential thinking. However, what it means in the context of its originating work Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre is often forgotten. At face value Nausea is a story of a man...

No Exit

Though brief and comedic, Jean-Paul Sartre’s play “No Exit” offers great insight into the basic ideas of his existentialist philosophy. The commonplace setting of the work and the diversity of the basic character types allude to the applicability...

College

No Exit

In “Metafictional Characters in Modern Drama,” June Schlueter contrasts the metafictional character with the dramatic character. According to Schlueter, “drama presents a fixed identity, which in real life is a misnomer” (9). Metatheater differs...

12th Grade

No Exit

While in the play No Exit hell is famously defined as “other people”, it is the setting of hell which will ultimately create the hostile and volatile conditions that the characters find themselves in. Sartre places his characters in his...

College

No Exit

Jean-Paul Satre, the 20th Century Existential dramatist who was honoured with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964 for ‘influential authorship emphasising liberty and truth,’ makes his dramatic sophistication, brilliance and insight to the human...