Your Hell?

Posted by Jon in HB | 8:55 PM | 6 comments »

After leaving a comment on a blog last night with an obscure reference to an 40s French existential play, I got to thinking...

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French existentialist philosopher, dramatist, screenwriter, novelist and critic. He wrote a play called No Exit in 1944. Here's the basic premise...An adulterous husband, a lesbian that caused a wife to cheat on her husband, and a married woman that caused her fling to commit suicide are all in a windowless, doorless room. The audience soon realizes that the characters are all dead and this is Hell. These three people can't stand each other and are trapped here with each other for eternity.

"So that is what hell is. I would never have believed it. You remember: the fire and brimstone, the torture. Ah! the farce. There is no need for torture: hell is other people"...(No Exit Act 1 Scene 5)

I'm sure that no one that would ever read this blog needs to worry about their roommates in Hell; but who would you be in a room with in your Hell?


  1. Heidi // April 16, 2008 at 9:36 PM  

    My 9th grade math teacher.

    And the lady who played ElizaJane Wilder on Little House

    And Barnacle Boy from SpongeBob

  2. Kurt // April 17, 2008 at 6:17 PM  

    Steven Cojocaru
    Rosie O'Donnel
    Benny Hinn

  3. VikingMom // April 17, 2008 at 9:57 PM  

    I'm still thinking about my ultimate combo of people. At this moment there are too many to choose from.

  4. Sarah B. // April 17, 2008 at 10:22 PM  

    So ashamed to write this but I have to be honest...ex husband and ex father in law, both are decent people but together, the three of us...augh, just the thought of it hurts.

  5. VikingMom // April 17, 2008 at 10:38 PM  

    Just thought of it:

    Osama Bin Laden
    Nancy Pelosi

    Yep, that's my three. I'm sure I'll think of a different set later.

  6. Stacey // May 1, 2008 at 4:43 PM  

    Heidi, you have to love 'lizaJane!
    "Oh Haaarv"!!!