No Exit “is a depiction of the afterlife in which three deceased characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity. It is the source of Sartre’s especially famous and often misinterpreted quotation ‘L’enfer, c’est les autres’ or ‘Hell is other people’, a reference to Sartre’s ideas about the perpetual ontological struggle of being caused to see oneself as an object in the world of another’s consciousness.”