Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Chapters 4-5 Summary & Analysis

Jeff Lindsay
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Chapters 4-5 Summary

Dexter takes his boat out after work in order to think over the events of the day. Dexter is excited and fascinated by this new killer. This fascination makes Deborah's request of his help difficult. Dexter wants to find the killer so he can kill him but not without asking a few questions first. Dexter struggles with this desire as he considers Deborah's request. If Dexter helps Deborah, the killer will be arrested and tried for his crimes, taking him out of Dexter's reach. However, Deborah is family, and Harry, their father, would want Dexter to help her.

When Dexter was fourteen, his foster father, Harry, took him on a camping trip. During this trip, Harry confronted Dexter with his knowledge that Dexter had been killing animals in their neighborhood. Harry asked Dexter about his urge to kill and whether he wants to kill people...

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