Analysis Of Stalking Jack The Ripper

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Normally, in order to create a psychological profile of a certain subject, you need to research the background history of the certain subject. Some of the key points of the research include childhood, high school years information, and adult life movement. Next you will want to research the subject’s family, any previous history of mental illness, preexisting conditions, birth and death places, unusual deaths and abuse conditions. Because basically none of that information are known about the ripper, this psychological profile is primarily based on behavior observations. And even this part of creating a psychological profile is limited in the case of Jack the Ripper. And that’s what makes it so interesting. The only things we know about the …show more content…
(chapter 6, p. 68) According to the historic facts, Emma Smith didn’t seem to fit into the killer’s profile. But according to the protagonists’ investigation, the Ripper was “a man driven by his desire to rid the East End of sin.”. (chapter 6, page 68) However, Kerri Maniscalco takes it up a notch in her novel by presenting one of her own characters as the actual perpetrator behind the killings. Not only Audrey Rose, the protagonist, comes from the noble house of the Wadsworths. She also has a brother, Nathaniel, whom she is pretty close to. As we can see in chapter three, Nathaniel is a rather superficial individual who pays attention to his outer appearance in particular. This becomes especially clear when Audrey talks to her brother and he “pulled out his favorite silver comb and ran it through his hair.” (chapter 3, p. 20) But besides his superficiality, the author portrays her own interpretation of the murderer behind the Jack the Ripper cases as a rather caring person, that only wants his best for the sister he loves. He’d also prefer his sister not to work at her uncles’ facility to perform forensics, because he fears that she won’t be able to deal with it. This becomes clear for the first time when he states that he worries “about ‘her’ seeing all that blood. Can’t be good for ‘her’ fragile womanly temperament.” (chapter 3, p. 20) In the course of the entire novel, the readers are left in the dark about the identity of the culprit. Still, the readers got confronted with the real killer throughout the entire novel, without noticing, because he is portrayed as a loving, caring and superficial young and educated man. And as in probably any other novel, the ending is crucial to solve this question. This is the part, where Kerri

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