Dexter Foucault Character Analysis
He doesn’t want to kill the wrong person and then lead to him breaking the code. If the therapist doesn’t fit the code, Dexter no longer has interest in killing him leading into the second obstacle-sign, the complex of signs must decrease the desire for crime and increase the fear of the penalty. If Dexter breaks the code and kills an innocent man, the penalty towards him emotionally could be crucial. The third obstacle-sign in the concept is temporal modulation is needed for the punishment. Dexter’s sister, Debra, who is a cop feels as if the prison system is the temporal modulation. However, Dexter’s temporal modulation is to kill the person who committed the crime. It is the idea of how Dexter sees the punishment and believes, for example the therapist in episode 8, shouldn’t go to jail for what he did, instead not have to satisfaction to live. The fourth obstacle-sign the punishment should be directed at other, not just the criminal, connects to Dexter’s code in this own way. Wanting to make sure that not only he is getting satisfaction from the kill that he is doing this for the people affected by this crime. When Dexter is about to kill the person on his table, he shows them pictures of the people he killed and or affected. Going into the fifth obstacle-sign, a learned economy of publicity exists, related to Dexter’s code by he is doing what other can’t do. Foucault concept in this condition is an important distinction, that punishment should be an act of mourning. People don’t understand why they do the crime and ask the question as to why they can’t follow the rules society created. Society mourns their inability to function within the rules, but Dexter is about to follow the rules set by society while performing his own form of law-breaking punishments. Dexter’s code allows him to live everyday life and still be able to perform his kills without society catching him.