Jack the Ripper

Serial Killers - Jack the Ripper (The Whitechapel Murderer) - Documentary

Why do I pick this topic

Five years ago, I saw a movie five teenagers went on tests for game machines that can bring people in some interesting scene at the old time. But some problems were not solved on the machines. They could not get out from the game. And they need to find out who was Jack the ripper. I loved the movie so much because when I was watching it I tried to think who is the murderer?

The story of Jack the Ripper is like a fiction not a true story. He hid in the dark and eliminated lives bloodily. Not surprisingly, people will want to know his real face under his mask after he disappeared for hundreds of years.

Who Was Jack the Ripper

Tom Lin

English IV Honor

Mrs. Grubbs

December, 2014

Jack the Ripper

People were enveloped by darkness and fear in the London of the 1880s. Everyone was afraid to go outside during the night, especially women and kids. Jack the Ripper was known to every single person in the London. When the night came, the death would follow with the shadow of Jack the Ripper.

So who is the Jack the Ripper?

Jack the Ripper murders occurred in the East End of London in 1888 and, although the Whitechapel Murderer was only a threat to a very small section of the community in a relatively small part of London, the murders had a huge impact on society as a whole. (Jones)

Over almost two hundred years, people could not find out the real status of the Jack the Ripper. The is one of the reasons that he became so famous. Another thing that puzzles many people about this particular long ago murder spree is why the crimes are still so famous, even though over a hundred and twenty years have elapsed since they occurred. Jack the Ripper had only five victims,he was not a particularly prolific murderer compared to many who have come since, and the fact that his so-called reign of terror lasted a mere twelve or so weeks means that he wasn't at large for a particularly long period of time. Yet there is little doubt that he is the world's most famous serial killer.

He always murdered whores that were around 40 years old and must be near a church or dead end of streets.

A nothing moon that held no light

On darkened paths and brick red walls

And staggered coves would leave their slums

To rest in doors amongst the gloom

bells would ring in East End homes

As night would fester cold and smog

And as his heels clicked on the stones

The hooves of carriages would trot


And on this night he saw her there

As charm would ‘tice a drunken Lord

Whose sword was stiff between her thighs

Whilst shillings lined her wayward hoard

But in the dark on hidden streets

The stench that reared on soiled paths

Jack lay down his leather bag

And drew the tools that played their part

Jack had killed five women almost in the same way, but there were few witnesses. (Petemarshall1)

The first murder, of Mary Ann Nicholls, took place on 31 August. Annie Chapman was killed on 8 September. Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddoweson were murdered 30 September and Mary Jane Kelly on 9 November. These are often referred to as the 'canonical five' Ripper murders, although Martha Tabram, stabbed to death on 6 August 1888, is considered by some 'ripperologists' to be the first victim. All these cases were happen during the weekends. (Jones) So people were guessing Jack were busy during the weekdays.

Legal medical experts analysed the dead bodies and all the wounds that Jack left. They all came out of serval thoughts. First, the murderer is good at using swords because the trails of wounds was none, the murderer had perfect controlling of the swords. Second, Jack must be left handed, due to the direction of the wounds started. Third, there is a big probability that Jack can be a doctor. The medical experts found out the murderer cut out the organs of the victims with incisive skills.

Adding to the mystery of the affair is the fact that several letters were sent by the killer to the London Metropolitan Police Service, also known as the Scotland Yard, taunting officers about his gruesome activities and speculating on murders to come. Various theories about Jack the Ripper's identity have been produced over the past several decades, which include claims accusing the famous Victorian painter Walter Sickert, a Polish migrant and even the grandson of Queen Victoria. Since 1888, more than 100 suspects have been named, contributing to widespread folklore and ghoulish entertainment surrounding the mystery. (Biography of Jack the Ripper)

When Jack the Ripper's murders suddenly stopped, in the fall of 1888, London citizens wanted answers that would not come, even more than a century later. The ongoing case—which has spawned an industry of books, films, TV series and historical tours—has met with a number of hindrances, including lack of evidence, a gamut of misinformation and false testimony, and tight regulations by the Scotland Yard. Jack the Ripper has been the topic of news stories for more than 120 years, and will likely continue to be for decades to come.

After killed five women, Jack the Ripper was gone. But the news about him were not stopped by the public and society. No matter where was he, who was he. The true fear and story was still known by people. The nightmare was stilling playing in the night of London during 1888.

More recently, in 2011, British detective Trevor Marriott, who has long been investigating the Jack the Ripper murders, made headlines when he was denied access to uncensored documents surrounding the case by the Metropolitan Police. According to a 2011 ABC News Articles, London officers had refused to give Marriott the files because they include protected information about police informants, and that handing over the documents could impede on the possibility of future testimony by modern-day informants. (Biography of Jack the Ripper)

In 2014, Russell Edwards, an author and amateur sleuth claimed that he has proven the identity of Jack the Ripper by DNA results obtained from a shawl belonging to one of the victims, Catherine Eddowes. The reports have yet to be verified, but Edwards asserts they point to Aaron Kosminski, a Polish immigrant and one of the prime suspects in the murders.

The truth is not important for now, but the mystery is still staying in people’s mind.

Daylight opens up commotion.

White chapel Murderer, strikes once more.

The peelers haven’t got a notion.

Who it is that killed this Whore.


Scotland Yard are in despair.

As they try to Investigate.

Their credibility beyond repair.

For they can't find this reprobate.


Eventually the death toll, five.

The murders now come to an end.

Folk are free to live their lives.

But can they trust even their friend.


Over an hundred years or more.

Professional research is far too late.

Jack, can we ever know the score.

All we can do is speculate.

(Bardsley)



Work Cited

“Biography of Jack the Ripper“. Bio. , 14 May. 2014. Web. 15 Nov, 2014.

http://www.biography.com/people/jack-the-ripper-9351486#synopsis

Jones, Richard. “ Welcome to Jack the Ripper in 1888”. Online History Resource, 28 Feb. 2013.

Web. 14 Nov. 2014.

http://www.jack-the-ripper.org/

“History of the murderer- Jack the Ripper”. BBC. 07 Feb, 2014. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/ripper_jack_the.shtml

Petemarshall1, “Pete Marshall”. Wordpress. 23 June, 2010. Web. 15 Nov, 2014.

https://petemarshall1.wordpress.com/category/jack-the-ripper-poem/

“Beware the Night”. Hubpages. 28 August, 2012. Web. 14 Nov, 2014.

http://scarface1300.hubpages.com/hub/Re-EditedJack-The-Ripper-poems

Bardsley, Marilyn. “Jack the Ripper”. Crime Library. 13 July, 2011. Web. 16 Nov, 2014.

http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/notorious/ripper/index_1.html
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The guessing about who is Jack the Ripper

Legal medical experts analysed the dead bodies and all the wounds that Jack left. They all came out of several thoughts. First, the murderer is good at using swords because the trails of wounds was none, the murderer had perfect controlling of the swords. Second, Jack must be left handed, due to the direction of the wounds started. Third, there is a big probability that Jack can be a doctor. The medical experts found out the murderer cut out the organs of the victims with incisive skills.