No Exit - Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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A Valet shows Garcin into a room decorated with antique furniture, including three sofas upholstered in different colors, and a large bronze statue. Garcin asks where all the instruments of torture are, but the Valet laughs and suggests that Garcin is joking. Garcin notices there are no mirrors or windows, nothing that can offer a reflection. He then complains that he hasn't been allowed to keep a toothbrush. The Valet comments calmly that there really isn't any need for a toothbrush. Garcin notices that there is no bed and realizes there is not a need to sleep in the same way, just as there is not need for brushing his teeth. He asks what's outside the room. The Valet tells him passages, more rooms, and stairs. Garcin tries to move the statue, but discovers that it's immovable. He wonders if it's possible to turn out the lights...

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