(Barton Fink, a Coen Bros movie, is set partly in this hellish Hotel so hot that the wall paper glue kind of melts and the paper slides all over the place. Eventually the entire place sort of becomes an inferno literally and figuratively. Even though Sartre is an incredibly writer and play write, and even though I really liked No Exit, I can't think hell-hotel without a visual of John Goodman... that's not to say I didn't think No Exit was the bomb though.)
Monday, February 13, 2012
which is worse?
It occurred to me today while we were reading No Exit that, at least to me, hell-hotel would be ten times worse without other people there. Maybe it's because I missed something or maybe because I'm personally not an existentialist but it seem like hell would be way worse if you had to sit in your room by yourself. I'd rather be in hell-hotel than swap places with Gregor for instance, who has to sit alone in the dark as a large bug while his family slowly grow to hate his very existence. Hell-hotel doesn't seem all that bad to me, it's incredibly awkward and I definalty wouldn't want to check in there, but it seems a little more like a never-ending Coen brothers movie than eternal condemnation...