Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Final Project

For my final project I want to write a short story about Ruth's point of view in "I am Legend." I want to begin by showing how much Ruth hated Robert Neville for killing her wife. I want to ho how she prepatred to start spying on Robert and how she felt when she was first with him. I want to show how she began to really love Robert and trust him and show that she now knows that he didn't really want to hurt people he just wanted to survive. While reading this part of "I am Legend" I felt so engaged with both characters and knew I wanted to do this. I mainly wanted to do this so the people who did not feel so engaged maybe can feel that by seeing how I see it. I think that it will be very interesting to do this and am very excited. I have never written a short story so I hope it goes well and I get my point across.


  1. I really liked your idea slarson! As I wrote on other comments, I ran through several ideas during my search for an online artifact for my blog. I had discovered a fan fiction website where there were several stories inspired by I Am Legend. Of the ones that I read through not many wanted to cover as much detail about Ruth as you have suggested you will. The story of Ruth was a really unique element that Matheson used in his novel, it was her entrance that really marked the first time we as readers start to question whether or not Neville is being cruel or justified in his slaying of vampires. I hope that your back story for Ruth further enhances on the conflict that she must have felt during her time with Robert. I really look forward to reading your story!

  2. I think it'll be nice to see the scene how you saw it, and from Ruth's point of view. How long do you intend the short story to be? It seems like you will have a lot to write about. I'll be interested to see how this turns out, it'll be interesting to see events shown from someone other that Robert's point of view!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this idea. I think Ruth is a fascinating character. There's something very poetic about a vampire falling in love with a slayer (I think Miles said this about Angel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer?). I think it would be interesting to explore how much of Ruth's "humanity" is still left in her and how much (or how little) she relates to the vampire community. From what we see at the end of the story, they don't seem like very congenial people. Plus, we might also want to examine the role of vampire WOMEN in this new community. Are female vampires exploited in this brave new world? Perhaps the vampire women who were tormenting Neville were forced into this role, and maybe Ruth's subterfuge was something she secretly resisted? I don't know, but it would be interesting to explore. I'm so excited to read this!