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The Manchurian Candidate Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 14 Summary

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Chapter 14 Summary

Iselin brings Marco's plan to bring about his own court-martial to the attention of Lieutenant General Nils Jorgenson, who discusses the matter with Major Marco. Jorgenson offers Marco the chance to resign, which he refuses. Jorgenson then gives Marco a twofold choice. He states that if the major continues in his attempt at the court-martial, he will be held incommunicado and denied all rights; if, on the other hand, Marco signs paperwork agreeing not to pursue investigation, he will be doubly promoted to lieutenant colonel. Jorgenson orders him to sign the document. Marco complies. Jorgenson, disgusted at what Iselin has compelled him to do, commits suicide the same day.

Chapter 14 Analysis

This chapter churns heavily with the theme of man as machine. Throughout his speech, Jorgenson makes it clear that nothing he does is of his own choosing ("Under orders, I will now threaten you" [200]), and further...

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