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The Manchurian Candidate Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 26 Summary

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Chapter 26 Summary

Raymond's mother, now thoroughly drugged, gives Shaw another assignment. She also tells him that, after their mission is accomplished, they will strike back against the Communists for using them in this fashion. Mrs. Iselin tells Raymond that she never meant for him to become what he is; she had ordered the Chinese to create an assassin, and they used her son without informing her of their choice of subject. Raymond's mother did not discover the killer's identity until his check-up. As she is speaking, Raymond's mother realizes how much Shaw resembles her own father, and is filled with affection. The inebriated Mrs. Iselin proceeds to rape her mind-controlled son.

Chapter 26 Analysis

Now, we learn of several, interesting developments. The revelation that Raymond's mother did not know he was the assassin explains her crying jag at the hospital. Even with her established relationship with the Communists, she was...

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