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The Manchurian Candidate Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 20 Summary

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Chapter 20 Summary

Raymond Shaw dresses for the costume party in a flamboyant gaucho outfit, wondering if this will be construed as indelicate considering that Jocie's Argentine husband has just died. Chunjin insists on driving his boss in a rented limousine, rather than allowing him to take a train to the party at Shaw's mother's house. When Raymond arrives at the house, his mother informs him that Jocie's plane ran late, but that she is next door getting dressed for the party. After Raymond spends some time unsuccessfully mingling, Mrs. Iselin invites him into the library to await Jocie Jordan's arrival. As they sip wine, Raymond notices that his mother's hand is bandaged, and asks her about it. She replies that he ought to play a little solitaire.

Chapter 20 Analysis

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