Analysis of I Am Legend

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The way the world is seen varies with each passing person. What is observed as good from one may be the damning pathway to hell for another. Many times these beliefs are instilled upon us at a very early age which can result with a twisted outlook on life that we had little to no control over. As we grow older we are than further influenced through our religion (or lack of), culture, and passed experiences. With that in mind, it is easy to see that reality can be just as interchangeable and further raises the difficult question of what is real? Robert Neville, a man who on a daily basis struggles with the reality of being the last man on earth often only manages to keep going by holding on to the intangibles of hope, denial, and …show more content…
He would be aware of his actions, such as always experimenting on women vampires and talk himself out any connection between them and his sexual frustration. He also regularly refuses to think about the past. He represses all of the horrible memories and emotions and refuses to let them up. Eventually, without his control intense flashbacks begin to resurface. In spite of it all he still never fully lets himself just accept what happened to his family. There is no doubt he must feel guilt but Neville is too busy shrugging off any feelings to truly come to terms with his emotions. A psychologist would have a field day with Neville. He is so blinded by his denial that it eventually turns him slightly crazy. Neville let himself believe what ever made him feel better that day. He rationalized the past or a problem until he felt ok and if that didn’t work then he would simply get drunk.
Fear by far is the leading factor in pushing Robert Neville to keep going. Even though he is by himself, constantly battling his inner demons, and frustrated with life in general he is still living. Keeping up his home, hunting, and killing vampires and making sure that he has the essentials to survive is something that he can control. With so many things in his life that are entirely out of his control this must be some comfort to him. As many times as he thinks of just ending it all and surrendering himself to the vampires he


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