One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

how does Nurse Ratched use her authority to divide and conquer the patients within the ward?

just wondering how she users her authority to conquer McMurphy and Billy Bibbit? quotes included

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She uses a lot of fear tactics. She likes the divide and conquer philosophy. Simply those who follow or support Mac are insidiously punished and those who support her are rewarded. She manipulates loyalties and reinforces tacit lies when Mac is not their to defend himself.