Oh I missed the bold.(Original post by Democracy)
I meant, is that the type of costume he was in?
Lol no, it was more like a funny old uniform (****** if I know) with a weird lantern.
This was when I was doing GCSE history so going back some years!
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Is it wrong to 'like/be proud of' the Jack Ripper legacy? watch
- 22-01-2010 03:21
- 22-01-2010 03:28
Well, I suppose he was good at what he did. I fear we're straying into Eddie Izzard 'you must get up very early' territory, however.
- 22-01-2010 03:31
I can see what you mean but history as a subject probably doesn't deserve such a human cost. Besides, if jack the ripper hadn't existed maybe it would clear some space for more robin hoods, king arthurs and lady godivas (nice, heroic, naked cultural icons) in the national consciousness and serial killers wouldn't be so glorified by the macabre interest we take in them.
(Original post by I'm_Unsafe.)
- 22-01-2010 03:36
I have been known, in the past, to get sidetracked from something and end up looking up serial killers/their murders on wiki and read the entire thing. It's usually when I see it in reference to something - like the Black Dahlia murder, the Manson/Ramirez/Wayne Gacy murders (guess which band I have a fondness for ) and that little girl Mary Bell from the 1960s. Oh god, I sound like a complete psycho.
- 22-01-2010 03:55
Jack the ripper has transcended the actuality into a fictive narrative of sorts through the many cultural references and revisions the story has received over the years. I don't think being intrigued by it is in any way disturbing, as it's genuinely an interesting case - from a psychological and criminological perspective - particularly considering that forensic science was being expanded by the scientific and technological developments. It's definitely not something to be proud of though.Last edited by ecokid; 22-01-2010 at 04:01.