Dexter Morgan Character Analysis

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In a fictional world where the justice system cannot catch them all, Dexter Morgan picks up the crumbs by murdering murderers. Dexter Morgan, who is a brother, father, blood analyst, and serial killer, brings justice to Miami, Florida, but refers to himself as a monster, constantly. As a young boy, Dexter Morgan’s dark passenger, what the series calls his want to kill, arises, and Harry Morgan, his father, steers Dexter towards murdering for justice. Harry includes a set of rules, or a code, defining who Dexter can morally kill. The code allows Dexter to parade around cleaning up the streets from rapist and murders in Miami, Florida. Even with the code or morals, Dexter continues to view himself as a monster, but this is not true. Monsters…show more content…
In "Serial Killers: From Jack the Ripper to Aileen Wuornos," myths about serial killers are pointed out, which include “serial killers are all dysfunctional loners” (Blake and Cooper ). This myth derives from the belief that serial killers are monsters; however, it is a myth because most serial killers actually function well through relationships. Throughout Dexter, Dexter develops relationships with multiple people, and ends up marrying someone he truly loves, Rita, and caring his children. Examples of serial killers in Dexter, who defeat the misconception of being a loner, start in season one with The Ice Truck Killer, who drains the blood of his victims then cuts them into precise pieces, dates Dexter’s sister, Debra Morgan. Since Debra is a detective, she should suspects The Ice Truck Killer, Rudy, of these terrible crimes, but because of his charming nature; she is oblivious to his true identity. In addition to The Ice Truck Killer, the Trinity Killer throughout season four performs a perfect act of what it is to be a father, community server, and teacher; yet, in his free time murders innocent people. In comparison with monsters, serial killers are not necessarily…show more content…
An example of a notorious monster from society’s viewpoint is Ed Gein, but the circumstances between Dexter and Gein are quite different. Ed Gein is viewed as evil because he “made articles of clothing out of women’s skin” (Blake and Cooper). Absurd acts such as this show the disturb nature serial killers and monsters can posses. Monsters are commonly viewed as disfigured, and dressing up in a skin suit clearly causes disfiguration. Although Dexter has rituals, he never shows demented acts similar to Gein's, or any signs of disfiguration. Dexter’s appearance is the opposite of a monster’s

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