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Mr. Hyde vs. Jack the Ripper. If Mr. Hyde from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Jack the Ripper, were to have lived now a days, they wouldnt know what to do with themselves. These two men are alter

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Mr. Hyde vs. 'Jack the Ripper' If Mr. Hyde from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the 'Jack the Ripper', were to have lived now a days, they wouldn't know what to do with themselves. These two men are alter egos of men that didn't know how to speak up and killed many women in the Victorian Era. The Victorian Era women were split into diverse classes of nobility and gentry, middle class, "Upper" working class and "Lower" working class. All these women had their set roles in life and had to go through them alone, trying to adapt into another standard of living was frowned upon.and they couldn't try to adapt into another standard of living because it was frowned upon.[E1] The "Lower" working class women were really poor and had to work odd jobs to make ends meet sometimes. They had to work hard to support themselves.1 They sometimes became real desperate for money so they had to result in prostitution.They sometimes become so desperate for money that they had to result in prostitution. [E2]But as everyone knows, that can be really dangerous. They put their lives at risk for some money.They put themselves in dangerous situations and put their lives at risk all for a little bit of money. ...read more.

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This means that Mr. Hyde didn't care what class, he was just out to kill . 'Jack the Ripper' was a name gave to a serial killer who killed many prostitutes in Whitechapel, London during the Victorian Era. Many refer to him as the 'Whitechapel Murderer' or 'Leather Apron'. "The press was also[E8] partly responsible for creating many myths surrounding the Ripper and ended up turning a sad killer of women into a "bogey man", who has now become one of the most romantic figures in history."(Barbee) "...Ripper's victims were prostitutes, we were not to imagine that they were physically attractive, or that we would be sexually attracted to them; in fact, they were ugly, alcoholic, and probably disease-ridden hags-hilarious in their wretchedness and easy sexuality. The Ripper, on the other hand, was surely an ingenious criminal to avoid detection and capture." (Warkentin) Attacks credited to the Ripper typically involved female prostitutes from the slums whose throats were cut prior to abdominal mutilations. The removal of internal organs from at least three of the victims led to proposals that their killer had surgical knowledge. Theis [E9]serial killer was never found[E10]. Both the killer from Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as well as the man from the "Jack the Ripper" legend targeted women of society's lowest working class. ...read more.

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4 Warkentin, Elyssa. ""Jack the Ripper" Strikes Again." Feminist Media Studies 10.1 (2010): 35-49. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 28 Mar. 2011. [E1]alone, trying to adapt into another standard of living was frowned upon. [E2]They sometimes become so desperate for money that they take up the life of a prostitute. [E3]They put themselves in dangerous situations and put their lives at risk all for a little bit of money. [E4]There is a commonality in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and 'Jack the Ripper' because the two stories take place during the Victorian Era and the victims in the two stories are prostitutes, suggesting the two are commenting on the class system of England. [E5]Stevenson [E6]Dr. [E7]A theme also seen in "Jack the Ripper". [E8]remove "also" [E9]The [E10]Both the killer from Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as well as the man from the "Jack the Ripper" legend targeted women of society's lowest working class. [E11]From here and throughout the paper you will want to point to particular points in the actually stories about the murders themselves...any interactions between murderer and prostitute, especially if any words are exchange that make mention of career, or class or even being female. Then you will want to intertwine your sources that make mention of prostitution, class system or female...just to relate back to your own reading of the stories. ?? ?? ?? ?? Angela WRIT 151 First Paper ...read more.

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