” Considering the time the novel was written, the universal fears associated with the novel, and in fact Mattheson’s own individual fears, relate to the bigger setting of the Cold War. The threat of the Cold War no longer exists today. However, other universal fears continue. Looking at the radical (?) film translation I Am Legend, what universal fears do you think could be relevant to the film today? Make connections between particular parts in the film and the fears that you analyze. When identifying today’s social fears, consider watching the news and reading the newspaper. You’ll see repeated themes and threats repeated in the media. Feel free to even do a YouTube search of John Stewart, who often offers humorous commentary on such fears. This is a tough prompt, but give it your best shot.