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The Manchurian Candidate Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 29 Summary

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Chapter 29 Summary

Marco is bandaged and scraped, but otherwise healthy. After months of working frantically to discover the underlying plot behind Raymond's Medal of Honor, Marco is now stalling. He must appear eager to act, but is careful to slow his agents' progress in relocating Shaw. The FBI agents listen to Marco's recorded interrogation of Raymond, in which Shaw explains his mother's probably stratagems and the negligible significance of the priest costume. The plan is for Raymond to kill the presidential candidate and wound Iselin, who will be wearing protection that will also make him look as though mortally wounded. Senator Iselin will then strike a heroic pose and carry the dead candidate in his arms. This will cement the nobility of Johnny Iselin and his cause in the public's mind by creating a martyr, and a nation symbol of America's will to stand up to Communism. Before the...

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