Anybody who has seen expert puppeteers in action will know about the archetypal power of the marionette..
As a theater puppet, the marionette is
specifically created for its role. Since it seemingly does not have to
obey the rules of gravity, it is superior to the human actor in certain
areas of the play. The marionette can dance weightlessly.
...It can by no means make as many
differentiated movements as a human being, yet creatures such as water,
air and fire can be expressed much better in the form of a marionette.