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I Am Legend Summary
Richard Matheson

Everything you need to understand or teach I Am Legend by Richard Matheson.

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I Am Legend Summary

Plot Summary

In this novel, the protagonist, Robert Neville, is seemingly the only survivor of a plague that has converted the rest of humanity to vampires. Robert's mission is to destroy "the others" before they can infect him.

At the beginning of the novel, we learn of Robert's daily struggles to repel the vampires and repair the damage they do, to kill his attackers and dispose of their bodies, and to endure their nocturnal taunts, howling and rock throwing. He has boarded his house and hooked up a generator, and escapes through music, art, gallows humor, and occasional binge drinking. He has lost his wife and daughter to the dread disease that has converted the population to vampires, and his former friend and co-worker, Ben Cortman, taunts him daily.

We learn that he had fought in a war in Panama, a war which the U.S. won, but which brought...

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The I Am Legend Study Pack contains about 58 pages of study material in 4 products, including:

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