Friday, November 18, 2005

Intriqued by Mystery

Throughout the fall of 1888 Jack the Ripper terrorized the East End of London, England. Although the Ripper’s crimes were heinous and grotesque, they managed to captivate the entire country, serving as titillating entertainment for the repressed Victorian culture. These crimes, widely reported in the newspapers, provided an outlet for sexual and violent frustrations.

There is an interesting article that discusses Jack the Ripper as being a form of entertainment. Oh, those wild and wacky Victorians.

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