The Manchurian Candidate - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 begins with one of the author's narrative discourses, this time on the history of the Medal of Honor, its significance and the fact that it is regarded so highly, the army even took the honor away from hundreds of men who were deemed not quite worthy enough in review. When Raymond's plane arrives in D.C., his mother and Johnny Iselin are waiting at the airport and the press excitedly snaps shots of the three of them together. Eleanor and Johnny accompany Raymond to meet the president, and when the press arranged the family members and the president for a photo, Eleanor held a banner over the president's head that read "Johnny Iselin's boy."

Chapter 4 cycles quickly through a series of flashbacks to Eleanor and Raymond's earlier lives to give background on the Iselin family. Eleanor left Raymond's father for Johnny when she was pregnant with...

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