A Comparison Of Jack The Ripper And Lizzie Borden

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Paden Schmitt Mrs. Burrow English 3 November 2, 2017 Jack the Ripper and Lizzie Borden “Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done she gave her father forty-one.” Jack the Ripper and the Lizzie Borden Murders were both violent crimes that impacted the world during the late 1800s. Jack the Ripper was a serial killer who was never found. Lizzie Borden had her parents murdered and most people believe she did it but was never accused of the murders. They both are unsolved cases that people still talk about today. Jack the Ripper was a serial killer in the United Kingdom in 1888. Why is Jack the Ripper so famous? He was essentially a media star. He is believed to only have 11 victims but, the media is what made him famous throughout England. “All of his victims were alcoholics who turned to prostitution,” says Thomas K. Grose from Time Magazine. Also, the area where Jack the Ripper killed all his victims was well known. It was known as a “hotbed of vice and villainy, and a breeding ground for social unrest.” Jack the Ripper was never found and over the course of these many years there have been hundreds of suspects but nobody has been brought to justice. The worst thing about Jack the Ripper is the way that he murdered his victims. It was not just a quick stab or a bullet, but sheer violence. He ripped them to pieces. Most of his victims weren’t recognizable after he was done with them. That is how he got his name, Jack the Ripper.

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