In the play, No exit by Sartre, why do you think the valet bell doesn't work consistently? Is this to give false hope to the character and a form of torture?EE
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GARCIN: What? You're going? [The VALET goes up to the door.] Wait. [VALET looks around.] That's a bell, isn't it? [VALET nods.] And if I ring, you're bound to come?
VALET: Well, yes, that's so--in a way. But you can never be sure about that bell. There's something wrong with the wiring, and it doesn't always work. [GARCIN goes to the bell-push and presses the button. A bell purrs outside.]
I think the bell is really only rings when the Valet wants it to.