From Hell: Being a Melodrama in Sixteen Parts - Chapters 10, 11, and 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 10, 11, and 12 Summary

Chapter Ten continues the concluding action of Chapter Nine, and is set at 13 Miller's Court, November 9, 1888. Gull murders Kelly by strangling her; her cries for help are heard but ignored by an upstairs neighbor and they are cut short by Gull. After the murder Gull sits and rests and then begins to mutilate the corpse. He has a series of fugues, or visions, beginning with a conversation with the recent Hinton, reminiscent of their earlier conversation during the illicit operation on Crook. Gull continues to butcher the corpse and then believes he is in an operating theater with various onlookers. Gull's next vision places him in a modern office building where women with short hair styles and miniskirts walk around—Gull is horrified by their flagrant display of sexuality. He has various other minor visions as he butchers Kelly, burns...

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