Archive for Jack the Ripper

Jack the Rip-peep

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 6, 2009 by khazlett

 

Jack the Ripper Peeps

Jack the Ripper Peeps

Every year, our dorm does a contest where everyone makes a scene or scenes using marshmallow Peeps.  This year, my roommate and I decided to do a “Jack the Ripper” scene.  We attempted to “mutilate” each victim-peep as accurately as possible, and we placed them on a sort of map.  In the centre is our Jack the Rip-peep and the weapon used on the victim-peeps.  Needless to say, our R.A. was a bit disturbed at how premeditated this was, as well as how accurate we were trying to be.  😄  Poor Mary Kelly-peep.

EDIT–We won the contest.  ^_^

The First of Many…

Posted in Background with tags , , , on January 23, 2008 by damuffnman

The Victorian Era
I’ll admit, I know very little of the Victorian Era. When it was mentioned I always thought of gallant wardrobe, dances, and carriage rides through the park, for that is the way most movies, poems and plays present it. Although it is in France and slightly before the Victorian Era, The Count of Monte Cristo is a pretty accurate description of how I pictured the Victorian Era. Just a side note, I felt Sweeney Todd depicted the dirt and grime that made up London during that time.

Jack’s Murders
I knew the basics, such as number of victims, his MO, and the stereo typical image of him. However, I had very little knowledge of the suspects or the truth about the situation of London. I knew he had five victims who were prostitutes, the disembowelment and the cutting of the throats, and then the whole cloak and dagger image. In addition to this, I had also read Thomas Bond’s profile of Jack the Ripper.

People of the Abyss
Jack London’s book stripped away all of the preconceived notions I had of the Victorian Era. That fact that so many people could live on such littl, and do nothing about it, shocked me. I know a dollar was worth more then than it is now, but still, trying to live on five dollars a week (if you were even that lucky) is a possibility that seems completely foreign. What bothered me more than the talk of eating rotting food and working for so little was the man who killed his entire family. I’ve that murder was rare back then, but still, to have a man kill his entire family and then have the police put a penny in the gas meter so that they would have light to see makes me wonder why Jack the Ripper got so much press. Is the killing of a family member not as bad? Is a death by suicide less depressing? It just made me realize the entire era is twisted…

-Chapman

Part One of the Diary of Jack the Ripper

Posted in Suspects with tags , , , , , , on December 6, 2007 by Lavaughn

The Diary of Jack The Ripper – part 1

Hello Class!

Posted in Background with tags , , , , , on November 24, 2007 by Lavaughn

Welcome to the site for the University of Tulsa’s First Seminar Class entitled, “Jack the Ripper’s London.” I hope you have fun putting this together with me this semester.