One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

why are "stab" and "smoldering" 2 key diction choices that reveal thte nurses characterization

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The nurse has a socially violent disposition. She exists to maintain power. She is willing to metaphorically stab the people she is charged with helping. She is also constantly smouldering, a prelude to her explosive personality. McMurphy seems to be the fire that ignites her.