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Jack the Ripper Venus Chueh, Chen Shen, Wilson Xu
WTH IS THIS GUY?! • The Jack the Ripper murders occurred in the East End of London in 1888 and the murders had a huge impact on society as a whole. 'Whitechapel murders • It was written at the end of a letter, dated 25 September, 1888, and received by the Central News Agency on 27 September, 1888.
WHY IS JACK THE RIPPER SO FAMOUS? • Mystery-which no one knows who he or she is. • Killing five prostitutes by dismembering the bodies!!!!!! Or maybe eat them!!!!! Or collect them!!!!! OMG!!! GROSS!!! • The killings has “significant medical knowledge”- butcher or expert in medicine • He is known to be a man of intelligence and highly educated.
August 31st and November 9th 1888 Canonical five – The Whitechapel Murder.
Mary Ann Nichols • August 31st 1888 (aged 43) • Drinking • Throat, abdomen were serious injured.
Annie Chapman • 8th September 1888 (aged 47) • Her three children’s misfortune and death of her husband had made her really depressed.
Elizabeth Stride • 30th September 1888 (aged 45) • She was getting crazy after separating with her husband.
Catherine Eddowes • 30th September 1888 • Was detained the day before she died. • Naked, the abdomen was exposed. No blood on the skin, even on the clothes. • Letter “From Hell”.
“From Hell” On October, 1, Central News Agent received a postcard signed “Jack the Ripper” and clamed for the responsibility for Catherine's and Elizabeth's murder.
Mary Kelly • 9th November 1888 • Her body was found when someone was coming to collect her rent. • Her abdomen cavity was empty.
Mr. MysteryJack the Ripper • The name 'Jack the Ripper' has become the most infamous in the annals of murder. • It existed during 1888, from August 7thto November 9th. But no one could arrest the killers.
Is it one person? Maybe… Mostly, suspects were Jews. Cruel… Abrupt…. And violent Miserable prostitutes were killed by Jack the ripper mysteriously.
Take the whole world seriously • After consecutively killed five prostitutes, the media paid serious attention to report the horrible crime. • Nobody knows who the guy is and how he looks like.
Victims • Martha Tabram • Mary Nichols • Annie Chapman • Elizabeth Stride • Catherine Eddowes • Mary Kelly
Investigation • Police could not find any evidence to determine the killer. • According to the place where victims died, it was close to a hospital. Police thought that the killer was a doctor.
Social panic • The killers sent scary letters to police. (Claimed they would kill as much as they could before arrested.) Except Mary Jane Kelly could be heard while murdering, others were killed quietly.
Impact nowadays • It depicted the worst man in London, England. • People described him wearing a black jacket with a scalpel that use for murder prostitutes. • Media starts drawing a illusion • Video games. Movies. Toys. Etc.
Media and cultural influence While not the first serial killer, Jack the Ripper's case was the first to create a worldwide media frenzy. Tax reforms in the 1850s had enabled the publication of inexpensive newspapers with wider circulation. These mushroomed later in the Victorian era to include mass-circulation newspapers as cheap as a halfpenny,
Sources • http://www.met.police.uk/history/ripper.htm • http://www.biography.com/people/jack-the-ripper-9351486 • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8866083/Jack-the-Ripper-Is-this-six-inch-knife-used-by-Victorian-serial-killer.html • http://www.jack-the-ripper.org/ • http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=3628 • http://www.jack-the-ripper.org/