No Exit Character Analysis

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The most important symbol in No Exit are mirrors. The room they are in contains no mirrors for the characters to see themselves in. One character, Estelle, searches for a mirror to put on her makeup, but she ends up using Inez 's eyes instead. The mirror represents reflection and self representation, and I think that plays into the roles of the characters. The characters cannot identify who they are in the midst of their behaviors, and they refuse to come to terms with the reality of their actions. The fact that there is no mirror for the characters to see themselves in shows the absence of their conscious, which inhibits their ability to have sympathy for those they 've affected. Also, the urge for some characters to see their reflection
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