From Hell: Being a Melodrama in Sixteen Parts Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the Masons hide Gull away?

2. Under what name is Gull incarcerated in an insane asylum?

3. What does a police officer tell Gull about Kate Eddows, who has given a false name upon arrest?

4. What is Gull's first vision while in Mary's apartment?

5. What is Mary Kelly's reaction to her husband's refusal to go along with her hard-living before her murder?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Liz's body not disfigured by Gull?

2. What is heard outside of Mary Kelly's building, and what are the results?

3. How does Mary Kelly spend her days before her murder?

4. What does Gull do to Mary Kelly's body?

5. Why does Lees call upon Abberline in Chapter 9?

6. Describe Gull's visions during his mutilation of Mary's corpse.

7. What comprises the inquest and testimonies that Abberline endures for Mary's death?

8. What discovery does Mary Kelly make in Chapter 8?

9. What leads up to Gull and Netley writing the letter "from Hell"?

10. For what reasons does Druitt attend and subsequently leave the homosexual party?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the male and female dynamics of Gull's murders in the following format:

Part 1) The grapes.

Part 2) The knife as a phallic symbol.

Part 3) The mutilation of the women's sexual organs.

Part 4) Gull's affection for the women's dead bodies, during and post-mutilation.

Part 5) Gull's belief that the murders will strengthen men's power over society.

Essay Topic 2

In what ways do the murders of the five women highlight Gull's deep-seated misogyny? What is significant about the mutilations in terms of Gull's fear of women? Why is Gull only able to feel affection for Mary Kelly after he has destroyed her body? What does Gull mean when he says, "Do you understand how I have loved you? You'd have all been dead in a year or two from liver failure, men, or childbirth. Dead. Forgotten. I have saved you. Do you understand that? I have made you safe from time, and we are wed in legend, inextricable within eternity." How does this contrast with Gull's treatment of his wife and his relationship with Queen Victoria?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the mistreatment of women in "From Hell" and how it relates to the overall class structure of London in this time in the following format:

Part 1) Annie and Polly's histories.

Part 2) Polly's family.

Part 3) The abuse of the Nichol Mob.

Part 4) Annie Crook.

Part 5) Sickert and Albert's relationship with the women.

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