2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Language & Literature

Politeness in Sartre's Huis clos: scene V
Daniel D. Coate♦
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor

This paper is an exploration of the final scene of Jean-Paul Sartre's Huis clos as a micro-example for politeness strategies used in the real world. The interactions between Sartre's characters serve as a compressed model of human relationships, with his characters negotiating their status and social distance through various politeness strategies as their relationships develop and change, with politeness "breaking down" as they grow closer and more comfortable with each other.

Keywords: Politeness, Sartre, Huis clos, discourse, French, human interaction


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 4-2
Location: VH 1304
Time: 8:30

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