I Am Legend


Richard Matheson

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Entire books have been written about what, exactly, the vampires in I Am Legend symbolize. Science fiction scholars have convincingly argued that the vampires symbolize the African American civil rights movement, which was gaining power…

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Throughout I Am Legend, Robert Neville entertains himself by listening to records of classical music. The music relaxes Neville, and reminds him of the achievements of humanity before the onset of the vampire plague…

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Robert Neville copes with his depression and loneliness by drinking heavily (in real life, Matheson was known to be a heavy drinker, suggesting that there might be some autobiographical touches in I Am Legend’s…

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