No Exit - Part 5 Summary & Analysis

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The door has opened, but nobody moves. Inez laughs, saying the three of them are inseparable. Estelle tries to push her out but Inez struggles to stay. Garcin pulls Estelle off, saying he's staying because of Inez. A shocked Inez says they might as well close the door since nobody's going to leave. Garcin closes the door, and tells Inez that because she's the one who understands cowardice and cruelty and evil, she's the one from whom he has to get reassurance that he wasn't a coward. He tells her that Estelle doesn't count. Inez tells him it won't be easy, but Garcin says they've got lots of time, wondering whether it's possible to truly judge another's life on the basis of one action. Inez says it's perfectly possible, saying that one's life is nothing but what one does - not what one believes, not what one...

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