Introduction

Welcome to “The “John” Files.”  This blog was created to provide an academic examination of Jack the Ripper.  This blog will provide its readers with a brief examination of the real Jack the Ripper, his crimes, and his legacy while simultaneously applying elements of his character and crimes to a close reading of Robert Bloch’s short story “Yours Truly — Jack the Ripper.”  This examination will be accomplished through the use of historical and literary sources as well as my own close reading of three significant passages, and will ultimately show that the mystery surrounding Jack the Ripper’s identity is perfectly mirrored in the language used by Robert Bloch.

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