From Hell: Being a Melodrama in Sixteen Parts Themes

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Murder

Any way you slice it, the graphic novel's predominant theme is graphic murder. The basic plot relates the story of Jack the Ripper with several presumptive additions—during a period of several weeks five women are murdered and their bodies mutilated in a grisly fashion. They are left in public or semi-public places, their bodies sprawled in the gore of their evisceration and dismemberment. The police later conclude that some of the victims were probably strangled before having their throats slashed open, and that at least some of them were probably murdered and then transported to the location of their dissection. The murders form a basic element of William Gull's mystical expression of destructive power which begins with a bizarre trip around greater London and ends in a madhouse. Gull's murdering spirit, however, wanders through time, the years passing by in a sort of parabolic arc, and...

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