The Manchurian Candidate Setting & Symbolism

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Chinese Military Installation at Tung-hwa

This is where Dr. Yen Lo operates, using psychological conditioning to make Shaw into a killer and Shaw's company believe him a hero. Other Chinese and Russian military officials watch Yen Lo's demonstration, in which Shaw kills soldiers Ed Mavole and Bobby Lembeck.

Deck of Cards/ Queen of Diamonds

When Raymond Shaw hears the phrase, "Why don't you pass the time by playing a little solitaire?" he immediately seeks a deck of cards, and plays until the queen of diamonds turns up. Upon seeing this card, he will obey any instructions.

Medal of Honor

The highest honor in the US military, this coveted award grants Raymond Shaw a great deal of fame and allows him other official and unofficial benefits; such as, being welcomed wherever he should choose to go and respected by all the right people. It puts him beyond reproach and...

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