The Manchurian Candidate - Study Guide Chapters 25-26 Summary & Analysis

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Raymond has lunch with his mother at a hotel restaurant. Both are utterly obnoxious to the other. Raymond's mother reveals that she has not been feeling well, and her doctor advised a trip to Europe to unwind. She tells him that bringing Johnny Iselin would present too many problems, but that she would travel as a diplomat representing the Senate. She adds that if Raymond accompanied her, it would be a benefit to his professional career. Eventually, Raymond agrees to go to Europe with his mother. When she offers him a Washington-style favor, Shaw mentions that he would like to see his friend Ben Marco promoted to colonel. Raymond also tells her the full story of the major's psychological problems, and enjoys her horrified expressions when he describes the pending court-martial that will strip Shaw of his Medal of Honor. Nevertheless, Raymond's mother agrees to help, and...

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