Thompson, Matthew Keith
Author Alan Moore, in his graphic novel From Hell, claimed that
the Ripper “mirrors
our hysterias. Faceless, he is the receptacle for each new social
panic”. It is this flexibility that has seen the figure of the
Ripper elevated to something of a mythical status in the public
eye, with his notoriety arguably outgrowing the very context from
which he was born.
However, while the Ripper figure has been acknowledged as an
evolving and transformative...[Show more]
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