I Am Legend Setting & Symbolism

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Robert's House

Robert's house in a suburb of Los Angeles has been boarded to ward off the nightly attacks of the vampires. He has installed a peephole, a hothouse and an electric generator, soundproofed the house, and painted a silent wooded scene on the living room wall. Robert further chases the vampires away with festoons of garlic, a mirror and crosses. Robert has burned the houses on either side of his to prevent the vampires from jumping on his roof from adjacent houses.

The Pit

The Fiery Pit, or "The Pit," as it was sometimes called, was the site used as a mass burial ground for those who succumbed to the vampire infection, by order of the health authorities. Ironically, it did not halt the spread of the deadly infection. Robert's young daughter Kathy is buried in the pit.

The Library

The public library, which Robert visits to...

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