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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

“Look at me, I did that.”

Interestingly, while Jack is just an anonymous dark shadowy male. The women he killed have names and faces. We know their personalities. They have friends and lovers. People who care for and about them. Their lives are detailed. The poor, but precious objects they carried with them are listed. People, today visit their graves, and leave flowers after more than one hundred years.
Jack didn’t achieve fame. He created a bogey man. He was a coward who wanted recognition for his deeds but couldn’t face the rope. He confessed by writing letters and hiding behind a non de plume. “Look at me, I did that.”
I hope I managed to do justice to the women whose lives he stole.

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