One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

why do you think it is important for us to k ow that dr spivey and mcmurphy get along so well? why is it significant that dr spivey is not wearing his glasses in this scene?

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Dr. Spivey is the antithesis of nurse Ratchet. McMurphy is able to manipulate the doctor into whatever he wants. This not only tells the reader about McMurphy's innate intellect, it shows his keen powers of manipulation. McMurphy is able to play off Spivey's insecurities goading him to stand up to the nurse. I'm not sure which specific scene you are referring to with the glasses.