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I Am Legend

In Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend, the dog dies because of the germ. The germ is quite powerful. No matter how long an animal—or human—is able to counter the monstrous germ, the germ will...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2020, 4:11 pm (UTC)

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I Am Legend

In Robert Matheson’s science fiction story I Am Legend, the protagonist, Robert Neville, is a 36-year-old survivor of a plague that has destroyed all of humanity save him and, it will be revealed,...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2016, 6:14 pm (UTC)

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In I Am Legend, the protagonist, Robert Neville, plays music in order to retain his sanity while living among vampires. As he listens, he is thankful to his mother for having taught him to...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2016, 10:09 pm (UTC)

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The book "I Am Legend" is a post-apocalyptic tale set in Los Angeles, California in the late 1960's. The novel has several important points of departure from the movie, in that the disease's effect...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2019, 11:40 am (UTC)

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Among the many literary devices that Richard Matheson employs, especially abundant are metaphors (direct comparison of unlike things) and similes (comparison using like or as). Trying to hold back...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2019, 10:28 pm (UTC)

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I Am Legend stands out in American literature because Richard Matheson manages to combine two previously separate genres in a unique and subversive style. He blends gothic horror (which was...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2016, 12:28 am (UTC)

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I Am Legend

In the novel I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, Robert Neville is a survivor of a pandemic. The result of this disease appears to turn the survivors into vampires. As such, Neville takes the same...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2018, 3:30 pm (UTC)

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This is an opinion question, so it is conceivably possible to defend that Robert Neville is not a hero. His final suicide could be used as evidence to support that notion. However, the question...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2018, 1:20 pm (UTC)

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Legends have been defined as historically grounded fairy tales, folk tales and historical narratives with embellishments. A person is a legend if they stand out or if they perform incredible tasks....

Latest answer posted February 4, 2011, 12:27 am (UTC)

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One of the central themes in Richard Matheson's I Am Legend is man's will to survive. Each day, protagonist Robert Neville undertakes the task of protecting himself from the vampire plague. He...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2015, 9:20 am (UTC)

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In the book, Robert Neville's father was named Fritz. When Fritz was alive, he insisted that his logical temperament would never permit him to accept the existence of vampires. A fan of the...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2016, 8:26 pm (UTC)

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The protagonist is a legend because he was the last survivor, but he is no longer alive. Legends are people who have made an impact on the world they left. While alive, he was a legend because he...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2011, 11:15 am (UTC)

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The beautiful thing about books is that there are often so many editions of them, printed by different publishers in different years and in a variety of sizes and formats, such as paperback,...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2014, 10:28 pm (UTC)

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This is actually one of the biggest differences between the book and the film. In the book, the plague is caused by unknown means, but in the film, it is caused by a virus. This virus is a measles...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2019, 11:25 am (UTC)

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