The Manchurian Candidate - Study Guide Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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The chapter begins with an exploration of the history of the Medal of Honor, the rare and inestimable bravery one must perform to receive it, and the improbable peril a soldier must survive to even be considered for the award. Now, Raymond Shaw meets the President of United States to receive a medal he has not earned. When Shaw steps off the plane at the airport, he is greeted by an army of photographers and his opportunistic mother. She shoves Senator Johnny Iselin, Raymond's hated stepfather, up the boarding ramp for a photo op. When the president presents Raymond with the Medal of Honor, Mrs. Iselin again manipulates the scene, positioning herself and her senator husband prominently in the photos and holding a sign over Raymond's head that reads "JOHNNY ISELIN'S BOY" (62). When the newspapers print the photographs the next day, it is revealed that this banner...

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