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American Literature / Johnson

‘Masque of the Red Death’ / ‘I Am Legend”

Comparison Study

A deadly disease was the subject of Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Masque of the Red Death” and the film “I Am Legend”. In this assignment you will be asked to view the

film, then complete a series of comparison/contrast activities. Take notes while viewing the film and use these notes to complete your assignments. Due Date _______________


#1: Summarize the plot of the film in 1-2 paragraphs.

#2: Describe the most memorable scene in the film and explain its impact.

#3: Do you feel that the Director/Actors did a good job in telling the story?

#4: What was the overall message/theme of the film?

#5: Would you recommend this film to a friend? Why of Why not?

#6: Compare/Contrast the film to the story. In what ways were they alike/different?

#7: Do you think story “Masque . . “ would make a good movie? Explain.
Research: Find out more about the great outbreak of the plague in Europe during the

mid-1300s. What caused it? What parts of Europe were affected? How did

people try to contain it? ( 1 page minimum / TYPED )
American Literature / Johnson

‘Masque of the Red Death’ / ‘I Am Legend”

Comparison Study
A deadly disease was the subject of Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Masque of the Red Death” and the film “I Am Legend”. In this assignment you will be asked to view the

film, then complete a series of comparison/contrast activities. Take notes while viewing the film and use these notes to complete your assignments. Due Date _______________

#1: Summarize the plot of the film in 1-2 paragraphs.

#2: Describe the most memorable scene in the film and explain its impact.

#3: Do you feel that the Director/Actors did a good job in telling the story?

#4: What was the overall message/theme of the film?

#5: Would you recommend this film to a friend? Why of Why not?

#6: Compare/Contrast the film to the story. In what ways were they alike/different?

#7: Do you think story “Masque . . “ would make a good movie? Explain.
Research: Find out more about the great outbreak of the plague in Europe during the

mid-1300s. What caused it? What parts of Europe were affected? How did



people try to contain it? ( 1 page minimum / TYPED )
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