In Dante’s Inferno, the recurring number 3 kept coming out throughout the poem. For example, there were three parts of the poem, three members of the Trinity, and three heads on Satan at the bottom of Hell. Dante played on this usage of number 3 to show how Hell was the polar opposite of Heaven. While reading No Exit, I noticed a similar coincidental usage of “3” again in the play. Although the play is from a much different time period than Dante’s Inferno, it is interesting to see how the “three” characters in the play cause themselves so much torture. The Hell in No Exit has no tortures that the characters do not cause themselves. All torture is the product of the three characters Garcin, Estelle, and Inez. This goes along with the play’s existentialist theme of choice. The characters choices in life and their choices while together in Hell cause themselves torture. All three characters are so different that they fight while together and make themselves miserable. If there were only two characters in the Hell of No Exit the fighting would not be as bad, however three characters together leaves one person out which always leads to fighting.