Analysis of I Am Legend
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