The Manchurian Candidate - Chapters 23-24 Summary & Analysis

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Josie leaves a letter for her father explaining they have eloped to get married immediately, and Raymond writes to his editor at the Daily Press to say that he’s is taking his first vacation. The couple travels under fake names to Puerto Rico, where they marry and set out on a Caribbean cruise for their honeymoon. Eleanor genuinely panics when she realizes Raymond has left, as does Chunjin, who immediately notifies the Soviet authorities. The FBI, however, tracks the couple down and places two agents on their ship to keep them under surveillance and protect them.

Upon their return to New York, Senator Jordan insists on throwing a celebration dinner for the couple, and photographers from several newspapers capture the event. The next day, the headlines compare the couple closely with Romeo and Juliet, as the news of their marriage breaks right along with a particularly...

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