From Hell: Mary Kelly [ISTJ 6w5]

Function Order: Si-Te-Fi-Ne

“What’s wrong? You think I was born a whore? Oh that’s right. England doesn’t have whores, just a great mass of very unlucky women.”

– Mary Kelly

Mary has settled into the life hard circumstances has handed her, and made do with it, but also dreams of having a more ‘normal’ female experience in raising a child by the sea and having a good husband. She judges things according to her experiences with them, from her thoughts about the police (they are not positive) to her assumptions about how Abberline sees her. Rather than speculating on who the Ripper is or trying to anticipate his moves, she simply urges her friends to keep themselves safe and travel in groups for protection. She assumes the murders are the work of the gang of pimps that over-charge herself and her friends blood money. Mary bluntly confronts Abberline with what she sees as his prejudices, and reports to him all the details of what she saw. It shocks her to enter the national portrait gallery and see the man who was kidnapped out of her friend’s rooms, and to find out “Albert” is actually the queen’s grandson. She has a nature inclined to mentor others, but also to put them in their place; she is annoyed with a new girl for stealing her money to buy food, but also reassures her she needn’t ‘pay for her supper’ through sexual favors to Mary. Though life has done her wrong, Mary hasn’t become bitter… she simply does what she has to, to pay the rent and keep the bad guys off their backs.

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Mary is more cautious than most of her companions, and urges them to be careful. She’s also distrusting of authority and challenges it wherever she sees it, insulting Abberline upon their first meeting and accusing him of doing nothing on her friends’ behalf. Her mind changes about him when he takes a genuine interest in the case. She can be combative, argumentative, quarrelsome, but also scared—her bravado goes away when confronted with a knife. Mary has a generous nature. She invites her friends into her room to share, though the landlord will kick them all out because of it, so they can all stay warm. She forgives the girl who stole from her to buy food, and toasts to her in their ‘grand little feast.’ She frets about the welfare of her friend and her child, but also doesn’t want to put herself at risk by testifying to anything. Mary wants a simple, quiet, un-harassed life where she can be safe.