Friday, July 6, 2007

jack: untold

There is a sort of eerie feeling when you grasp the fact that you are walking along similar if not the exact same paths that a serial killer did some hundred and some odd years ago. The graphic nature of the crimes is what truly adds to its horror and gives it somewhat of an artistic touch. The undeniably infamous “Jack the Ripper” could be defined as one of hundreds of different categories of people depending on who is asked. Using the lens of the once terrifying cinematic character Hannibal Lector, it could be said that Lector would view the streets of West End as Jack’s canvass and he did what he did to paint a picture of the disgust and grotesque lives that these women put themselves through. Through the eyes of John Cramer, more commonly known as “Jigsaw” it would be seen as a necessary act carried out by “the Ripper” to cleanse the street of some of its filth that polluted the everyday environment of good people.

These prostitutes had time to repent before they were sentenced to their rightful punishment by the blade of a man who was carrying out his duty to all those of London and eventually the world. Jack most certainly did not just kill these women, he gave them a chance to be set free and the victims could not see this, and in turn paid the price for their crimes of lust and waste on humanity. Before each victim that Jack was able to eventually free he gave them a choice, repent of pay the price for their sins. He did not merely take them to an ally and murder them; he would have extended conversations with them before anything were ever intended to be done to find out what type of person they were before they threw their bodies and lives into the sewer. A question would then be posed that was the same to all of the eventually freed women, but only because they answered the question with haste and distaste were they set free by the blade. “When you look at your life now after the sins of man that we have talked about, and that you have committed, will you continue to live a life where you let yourself commit these sins to make money, or will you take my offer to live a life free of your sins and work for me?” The women that he posed this question to would look at him with a sense of disbelief and laugh and spit in his face for wasting their time and money that they could be making. Only then did he unleash his wrath of justice upon these soiled souls who could clearly not be saved in any way other than connecting their sins directly to their soul. He did this by dragging his knife of redemption from their vagina which was their main source of sin to their heart that had turned black from all the filth that they had brought upon the world. By doing this he freed the soul that these wenches would never have been able to do without his help. The innards would then be draped over a shoulder as a way of saying that they had put their inner sins and past wasted life behind them. Sarah Eckert was intended to be his next victim after Marie Jeanette Kelly but she was different. He had been watching her for quite some time and decided on November the 21st to make it her day of cleansing. She was approached the same as all the others and conversation began as was custom. After much discussion Jack decided to ask her the question of truth, Sarah broke down and repented to him of all of her sins that she had committed and how she knew no other way of making it through life. He then took her in as his apprentice who he would work to heal fully throughout the rest of his life. A difference was made not only to Sarah’s life but to that of humanity for showing the world that the use of what many see as evil, can in turn create good. Not all myths are as they are perceived and this story is one of healing and redemption that saved a woman from a certain sinful and early death.

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