I Am Legend Written By Richard Matheson Essay

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The novel I Am Legend written by in 1954 is a classic book that merges horror with science fiction. Richard Matheson, an American writer, wrote the book with this book being influential in the development of zombie-inspired genre of fiction. Its scope and area of discussion is simple, where it involves an era when the nuclear war has ended, but a major mutation spreads across the world. It changes every human being living on the surface of the earth except one person: Robert Neville. The rest of the population is turned into vampires and thousands others die in the process. This paper analyses the various aspects of the book such as the dominant themes, plot summary, and contributions in the growth of vampire themed books and fiction stories.
The remaining healthy person: Robert Neville, spends most of his time figuring out if there is a way of reversing the plague while shielding himself every night from hordes of vampires ogling around his house baying for his healthy blood. He was stressed and lonely as spent most of his times around his house.
“ON THOSE CLOUDY DAYS, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back. If he had been more analytical, he might have calculated the approximate time of their arrival; but he still used the lifetime habit of judging nightfall by the sky, and on cloudy days, that method didn’t work. That was why he chose to stay near the house on those days” (Mathewson, 1).
The novel…

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