Whitechapel Murderer Thesis

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The Whitechapel Murderer was a killer that killed people in the late 1880s and the early 1890s. One name that stuck with him is Jack The Ripper. No one knew why he killed his victims but he did. The Whitechapel Murderer was known for having many names but only one name stuck, he killed five canonical victims, and when Jack The Ripper started to kill no one knew what his motive was.

Jack The Ripper was given many names for the way he killed and where he killed. The name ‘The Whitechapel Murderer’ was given to Jack The Ripper because he killed all the women in or around the Whitechapel district. “The Jack The Ripper Tour,” says that “After the letters were sent to the Central News Agency, the police thought it was a hoax until they realized …show more content…

All of Jack the Ripper's victims were prostitutes, and all but one were killed while soliciting customers on the street. In each instance, the victim's throat was cut, and the body was mutilated in a manner indicating that the murderer had at least some knowledge of human anatomy. Britannica.com says that “The so-called “canonical five” victims were Mary Ann Nichols (whose body was found on August 31), Annie Chapman (found September 8), Elizabeth Stride (found September 30), Catherine Kate Eddowes (found September 30), and Mary Jane Kelly (found November 9).” This was when the bodies of his victims were found in the Whitechapel district. This is where “The Whitechapel Murderer” killed and how he killed his victims close to the Whitechapel. Did you know that Jack The Ripper wrote over 700 letters that the police …show more content…

On 20th October 1888, the Illustrated Police news reported that the police had looked into the provenance of over 700 letters from Jack The Ripper or someone who is pretending to be Jack The Ripper. “Some of the missives were malicious in intent - the result, perhaps, of a neighborly or spousal feud. But many of them - maybe as many as 300 - were prank letters written by people who saw the murders of five East End prostitutes as a hugely entertaining public melodrama in which they just had to have a part - albeit, in the majority of cases, anonymously.” (Richard Jones) And this is what the police found in some of the letters about people lying about whose bodies are or were. These three things are just a few things that Jack The Ripper did during the late 1880s and early 1890s. From what we don’t know he could have done a lot more stuff that only he knew or a couple of people he told knew what Jack The Ripper truly

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