Reviewing "The Wall" by Jean Paul Sartre

A 4-part course with Gregory Sadler

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Course Overview

In this course on the intersection of philosophy and literature, examine a classic of Existentialist lit: Jean-Paul Sartre's short story, "The Wall" (or Le Mur, in French). The story—which takes place during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s—revolves around three prisoners on the Republican side that are scheduled for execution by the Nationalists. In this course, learn how their attitudes towards death differ, and discover what Sartre believes about the human attitude towards impending death.


  • Total Time 52 min
  • Lessons 4
  • Attachments 12
  • Exercises 24
  • 27 CQ

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