Round Up the Usual Suspects
Research the actual Jack the Ripper. Create a dossier of the men who are mainly suspected to be Jack the Ripper. Is William Gull amongst them? What about Walter Sickert or Montague John Druitt? What explanations are given for their possible motives? Who are some of the other suspects? Who is the main suspect? Who do you believe is Jack the Ripper?
Trust the Media
Find some of the original newspaper accounts of Jack the Ripper. Is the language used in the paper similar to the writing in "From Hell"? When did the story start becoming big? What were reactions to the printed letters that were ostensibly from Jack the Ripper?
A Meeting of Minds
Make a list of all the historical personalities featured in "From Hell." Pick two or three of them (no matter how unlikely a group they may form) and...
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